Safety last? Mind-boggling pictures reveal people who have no problem taking a risk

  • People revealed the most dangerous scenarios they’ve come across in public 
  • Snaps from around the world shared by Bored Panda will make you nervous 
  • One user shared a truck so tilted by a heavy load that one side touched the road
  • Elsewhere a university decided to lock an emergency alarm in student halls


From a plug socket that’s covered in damp grime to a gin bottle filled with acetone, safety hazards are rife and not exactly hiding in plain sight. 

People from around the world have shared the most alarming safety fails they’ve spotted – with the very best collated in a gallery by Bored Panda.  

One ‘innovator’ decided dangling from a digging truck the best way to cut down a tree with a chainsaw, while another free thinker decided that cardboard would be the best replacement for hot metal box.

Elsewhere, four men were seen using two precariously-placed ladders to change a lightbulb that was high up, and a bright spark propped themselves up on several crates placed on a greasy kitchen floor. 

Here, FEMAIL shares some of the best examples…

Wood you believe it? This rickety arrangement of wood pallets on top of a truck in the US looks like it would tip off at the nearest corner 

These grimy US plug sockets are more than a little damp, and for anyone who knows anything about how electricity travels they're best avoided

These grimy US plug sockets are more than a little damp, and for anyone who knows anything about how electricity travels they’re best avoided

The managers of this US university accommodation may have grown tired of students pulling the emergency switch for fun, but locking it perhaps isn't the wisest idea...

The managers of this US university accommodation may have grown tired of students pulling the emergency switch for fun, but locking it perhaps isn’t the wisest idea…

These men in South America should probably be told (and soon) that flip flops and rooves don't go well together

These men in South America should probably be told (and soon) that flip flops and rooves don’t go well together

Not only does dangling from a crane pose many potential deadly risks while chainsawing a tree, but if the lever got any tighter this man would be in two parts

Not only does dangling from a crane pose many potential deadly risks while chainsawing a tree, but if the lever got any tighter this man would be in two parts

How many men does it take to change a light bulb? Apparently four, and not ones that know how to use ladders. Pictured in the US

How many men does it take to change a light bulb? Apparently four, and not ones that know how to use ladders. Pictured in the US

Would you feel comfortable climbing under a temporary home being held up by a forklift truck? This answer is no

Would you feel comfortable climbing under a temporary home being held up by a forklift truck? This answer is no

This fire exit written in Hebrew definitely doesn't advise adding a pull up bar at head-level in the event of a fire

This fire exit written in Hebrew definitely doesn’t advise adding a pull up bar at head-level in the event of a fire

Ah yes, a double acetone and tonic please! This UK person has better quickly take the gin label off and make the 'acetone' more visible

Ah yes, a double acetone and tonic please! This UK person has better quickly take the gin label off and make the ‘acetone’ more visible

This US kitchen employee is better off not standing on precariously stacked crates on a slippery floor, but what do we know...

This US kitchen employee is better off not standing on precariously stacked crates on a slippery floor, but what do we know…

This UK venue manager must have assumed that fires don't get through doors that use chairs as locks

This UK venue manager must have assumed that fires don’t get through doors that use chairs as locks

Only hopes and prayers are holding together these two ladders. Surely no job is worth risking your life for?

Only hopes and prayers are holding together these two ladders. Surely no job is worth risking your life for?

Ah yes, what could be a better replacement cover for a box that gets hot, than cardboard? At leats one UK worker thought so

Ah yes, what could be a better replacement cover for a box that gets hot, than cardboard? At leats one UK worker thought so

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