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Multi-craft or Multi-Screwup?

OSHA requires workers to be “qualified,” and so does a proper repair.


Larry, Curly, and Mo work in a multi-craft plant. None of them ever earned a Journeyman’s card in any trade. Their supervisor sends them out to fix a production line that went down. The 10 HP drive motor smells hot, and after some DMM measurements they decide to replace it.

While Larry and Mo align the replacement motor, Curly notices a leaking process pipe. He replaces the gasket, but puts it in backwards. To ensure a good seal, he tightens down the flange bo

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