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10th Jun '17 9:08:09 AM ironballs16
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* This was the actual reason Music/VanHalen had the famous "no brown M&Ms" clause in their contracts with performing venues. [[AvertedTrope This was a spotcheck]] against slipshod work by venues, testing whether they had read the entirety of the contract. This is understandable knowing that a typical Van Halen show could include pyrotechnics and possibly a flying harness, and was guaranteed to include much in the way of high-end electronics that could be damaged or kill if not properly grounded, or set up in adverse conditions.

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* This was the actual reason Music/VanHalen had the famous "no brown M&Ms" clause in their contracts with performing venues. [[AvertedTrope [[SecretTestOfCharacter This was a spotcheck]] against slipshod work by venues, testing whether they had read the entirety of the contract. This is understandable knowing that a typical Van Halen show could include pyrotechnics and possibly a flying harness, and was guaranteed to include much in the way of high-end electronics that could be damaged or kill if not properly grounded, or set up in adverse conditions.
10th Jun '17 9:04:44 AM ironballs16
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhopal_disaster Union Carbide's chemical plant in Bhopal, India, site of the worst industrial disaster in history]]. The initial accident was caused by rusty pipes and lack of a chemical scrubber allowing water to enter a vessel containing chemicals that are safe only when dry. The effects of the accident were compounded because the plant was processing chemicals far more volatile than it had been designed to handle, UC International had ordered safety measures that UC India had not implemented but Indian government inspectors signed off on the plant anyway, management kept firing the most experienced workers and most of their replacements were hired without proper training, and the plant was built next to a major population center without an emergency evacuation plan. Union Carbide claims to this day that the leak was caused by a [[BlatantLies disgruntled worker's act of sabotage]]. The CEO of Union Carbide, Warren Anderson, [[DirtyCoward fled back to the US to avoid prosecution]] or [[TorchesAndPitchforks vigilante reprisals]]. Even if the sabotage theory were true, this trope would still apply as no major chemical plant should ever be designed so that a single low-level employee can cause catastrophic damage.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhopal_disaster Union Carbide's chemical plant in Bhopal, India, site of the worst industrial disaster in history]]. The initial accident was caused by rusty pipes and lack of a chemical scrubber allowing water to enter a vessel containing chemicals that are safe only when dry. The effects of the accident were compounded because the plant was processing chemicals far more volatile than it had been designed to handle, UC International had ordered safety measures that UC India had not implemented but Indian government inspectors signed off on the plant anyway, management kept firing the most experienced workers and most of their replacements were hired without proper training, and the plant was built next to a major population center without an emergency evacuation plan. Union Carbide claims to this day that the leak was caused by a [[BlatantLies [[ImplausibleDeniability disgruntled worker's act of sabotage]]. The CEO of Union Carbide, Warren Anderson, [[DirtyCoward fled back to the US to avoid prosecution]] or [[TorchesAndPitchforks vigilante reprisals]]. Even if the sabotage theory were true, this trope would still apply as no major chemical plant should ever be designed so that a single low-level employee can cause catastrophic damage.
4th Jun '17 7:58:01 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/AmericanGods2017'': The Vulcan plant has faulty railings up above the molten metal containers which results in one person a year falling in and dying. It's apparently cheaper to settle with the family than simply fix it. Vulcan demands this as a sacrifice. He eventually has his body dumped in one himself.

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* ''Series/AmericanGods2017'': The Vulcan plant has faulty railings up above the molten metal containers which results in one person a year falling in and dying. It's apparently cheaper to settle with the family than simply fix it. [[spoiler: Vulcan demands this as a sacrifice. He eventually has his body dumped in one himself.]]
4th Jun '17 7:57:15 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/AmericanGods2017'': The Vulcan plant has faulty railings up above the molten metal containers which results in one person a year falling in and dying. It's apparently cheaper to settle with the family than simply fix it. Vulcan demands this as a sacrifice. He eventually has his body dumped in one himself.
29th May '17 9:57:30 AM KoopaKid17
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* The set of the unsold game show pilot ''Cop Out!'' was light-bulb heavy, especially around where the host, the celebrities and the contestants were positioned. Since they were exposed to said bulbs for the duration of the taping, they had to be treated for first and second degree burns immediately after production had finished. The huge letters in the show's title positioned above the playing area also posed a hazard to anyone on stage who sat directly below them.

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* The set of the unsold game show pilot ''Cop Out!'' was light-bulb heavy, especially around where the host, the celebrities and the contestants were positioned. Since they were exposed to said bulbs for the duration of the taping, they had to be treated for first and second degree burns immediately after production had finished. The huge letters in the show's title positioned above the playing area also posed a hazard to anyone on stage who sat directly below them. As the Game Show Pilot Light puts it:
23rd May '17 8:04:09 AM MrUnderhill
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* The Dwemer ruins in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' are a rare [[SubvertedTrope subversion]], at least with regards to labels and colors. It's sometimes hard to make out due to the lighting, but if you look closely, there's gold-black trim on almost any surface that could be an occupational hazard (such as pipes, steam vents, or even the pressure plates that activate traps), while safe surfaces are a flat silver-white color. It's like a SteamPunk version of caution stripes in our world. And all the really big moving parts that aren't part of a trap are behind solid grates. Even better, most of the traps were meant to be used on the Falmer, who are ''blind''. Naturally, the trap plates were made very easy to see so the Dwemer could avoid them, but the sightless Falmer would run right over them.
19th May '17 10:27:03 AM KoopaKid17
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** During a UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays, Orioles manager Earl Weaver requested that the umpires have the grounds crew remove a tarpaulin covering a bullpen pitching mound on the basis that it was a hazard to his left fielder in case he had to make a play. Third base umpire Marty Springstead refused the order and later declared a forfeit after Weaver pulled his team off the field.
2nd May '17 11:19:14 AM LtFedora
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* The RMS ''Titanic'' was actually a subversion of this. The ship was in full compliance with the maritime safety regulations of the day. Ships of over 10,000 tons required sixteen liftboats and ''Titanic'' actually carried four more than required. However, the problem was that said regulations had last been updated eighteen years prior and failed to take into account the size-increase in shipbuilding. Thomas Andrews, the ship's builder, had lobbied the White Star Line to double the number of the ship's lifeboats but was unsuccessful.

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* The RMS ''Titanic'' [[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic RMS]] ''[[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic Titanic]]'' was actually a subversion of this. The ship was in full compliance with the maritime safety regulations of the day. Ships of over 10,000 tons required sixteen liftboats and ''Titanic'' actually carried four more than required. However, the problem was that said regulations had last been updated eighteen years prior and failed to take into account the size-increase in shipbuilding. Thomas Andrews, the ship's builder, had lobbied the White Star Line to double the number of the ship's lifeboats but was unsuccessful.
22nd Apr '17 6:59:41 AM ngh93
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* In ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', the lever that flips you into Yzma's secret lab is right next to a lever opening a trapdoor to a [[SharkPool crocodile pit]]. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d when Yzma's henchman pulls the wrong lever. Returning from her trip to the pool, the alligator-encumbered Yzma says, "[[InventionalWisdom Why do we even]] ''[[InventionalWisdom have]]'' [[InventionalWisdom that lever?]]" ([[BrickJoke Kuzco would also like to know]].)

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* In ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', the lever that flips you into Yzma's secret lab is right next to a lever opening a trapdoor to a [[SharkPool crocodile pit]]. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d when Yzma's henchman Kronk pulls the wrong lever. Returning from her trip to the pool, the alligator-encumbered Yzma says, "[[InventionalWisdom Why do we even]] ''[[InventionalWisdom have]]'' [[InventionalWisdom that lever?]]" ([[BrickJoke Kuzco would also like to know]].)
11th Apr '17 10:41:42 AM Muphrid
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* In ''Film/WarCraft2016'', Kirin Tor seems to have no railings whatsoever, which is especially problematic in that it's a city made of platforms floating hundreds of metres aboveground. Presumably, the magical inhabitants of Kirin Tor don't see the need for it, as they can turn into birds, teleport or cast shield long before hitting the ground.

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* In ''Film/WarCraft2016'', Kirin Tor Dalaran seems to have no railings whatsoever, which is especially problematic in that it's a city made of platforms floating hundreds of metres aboveground. Presumably, the magical inhabitants of Kirin Tor Dalaran don't see the need for it, as they can turn into birds, teleport or cast shield shields long before hitting the ground.
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