Nothing could be more refreshing and uplifting than a lunch date with a significant other amid a hectic work schedule. Some frisky couples, like Dave and Joanne, decided to turn lunch hour into a sex rendezvous to keep things “exciting and intense” during the daily grind at a construction site. However, the couple’s “heavy machinery” sex fantasy takes a disastrous turn when Joanne’s back hits the lever of the backhoe and causes both her and her husband to suffer severe bloody head and hand injuries.

“It's exciting, it's intense, getting caught, or even fired was the last thing on my mind," said Dave in TLC’s Sex Sent Me To The ER episode about his thoughts prior to the incident. The couple, mesmerized during the heat of the moment, continued to live out their sexual escapades on a backhoe, until Joanne’s arched back hit the lever. “During the heat of passion, Jo arched back, she hit the lever to go forward in the tractor," Dave said. The truck proceeded to go forward and led to Joanne hitting her head against the windshield, which resulted in severe bleeding.

Although there is no warning about operating heavy machinery while under the “influence” of sex, perhaps there should be for risky couples like Dave and Joanne. It may be common knowledge to not operate heavy machinery without wearing the proper equipment, but this couple did not let a few lifesaving rules get in the way of their sex date.

To make matters worse, Dave recalled in the episode, “It got a little hot,” and he wanted to turn his backhoe off, but Joanne thought “the vibrations were pretty neat.” This led to the series of injuries. “Boom. My hand is caught,” said Dave, when the tractor moved forward. As a backhoe driver, it was habitual for Dave to keep his hand on the roll bar at all times.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes workers who operate or work near hydraulic excavators and backhoe loaders are at risk of being struck by the machine or its components, or by excavator buckets that detach from the excavator stick. Wearing personal protective equipment can prevent potentially fatal injuries.