Talking to a customer today at a scrap aluminum foundry I work at and they had a load of “ new defective aerosol cans “ brought in new, never filled. Well, they loaded the sweat furnace with a skid steer bucket load ( it’s an open top vat of molten aluminum ) and like 4th of July fire works these cans exploded!! Molten aluminum everyware .... except on any human being .... no one was hurt, not even a bloody twisted ankle.... lucky just doesn’t describe what happened. Anyways we went outside to calmn down and started talking About “ near misses” And two that came to mind for me were ; In one shop I worked at we had an early 70’s ford colony park station wagon in for a tranny job, I yanked the trans cleaned up and started lowering the car, well, the tranny jack caught a bumper bolt and started lifting the front of the car off the hoist!! Old air over hydraulic style by the time I realized and let off the handle the front of the car was about 2 feet off the hoist!!! Carefully raised the hoist “ caught “ the car in mid air ..... moved the tranny jack and lowered the car. No harm no foul, not even a fucking scratch on the bumper!!!!! Second was at the same shop. We had a winch bolted to the shop floor to “ tow” cars into the shop. The old guy was steering an old Toyota manual car in from outside the drivers door, well, the car was in gear key on the car bump started and drive through the office plate glass window! Manager came in late that morining, no customer waiting around nothing except a smashed front office and a crapped out Toyota but again not even a hair outta place on rons head. I have more, from over the years but those two I think take the cake .