Ken Doyle, Safecracker

Q: Is it hard to open a safe?

A: Safecracking is about solving problems and overcoming challenges. That’s the fun part. There are basic skills and advanced skills. Expensive, burglary-resistant safes require advanced skills.

Q: How often do people get locked in vaults?
A: More often than you’d think and bank PR departments would like.

Usually the victims are children or seniors. Grandpa is busy examining the contents of his safe deposit box at closing time when a bank employee only performs part of the vault-closing procedure. Some vaults are L-shaped or there may be alcoves or obstructions inside, so it can happen if the closer doesn’t “walk the vault” as well as call out to possible occupants.

— via Interviews With People Who Have Interesting or Unusual Jobs

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