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Old 03-25-2020, 12:40 PM   #1
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This is of a pipefitter's hand, but just as easily could be anyone who climbs ladders or works with their hands.
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Old 03-25-2020, 12:55 PM   #2
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I've seen someone get "degloved" before. Got a ring stuck on a protruding nail as he was climbing down a stack of pallets. Its not pretty. If you must wear a ring, the silicone ones are very good. They break long before doing any damage to you.
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Ouch. Don't wear a ring at work just because of that.
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NO JEWELRY!

No one want's to see it anyway.
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I known a guy who’s ring got caught on a vertical cargo finger hoist back in 1982.
It lifted him off his feet and just as his arm disappeared thru the opening in the floor, someone hit the e-stop.
Didn’t deglove him, but sure did rip his finger open.


I still have that bent and twisted ring and a sore shoulder.
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One of the demands working for me was "No Jewelry worn while on the clock." This pissed off lots of guys, to my surprise, but wives especially. I haven't worn any type of jewelry since I started doing electrical work.
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If it isn't silicone or a tattoo it isn't worth it.


What I've seen as an EMT far exceeds what I've seen while working.
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You should have put a warning on that image. I was eating.

Anyway, we need to be extra careful these days no matter what we’re doing. You don’t want to end up in the hospital because you fell off a ladder or got in a car accident.
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I learned from an early age (16) no rings when working with electricity. When I was 16, I was repairing a radio and my ring finger (sporting my High School Ring) came in contact with the hot and common terminals and formed a conductor...

Needless to say, I was introduced to a "poof" followed by a sudden rise of heat radiating from my High School Ring in which, I pulled off immediately.

The ring melted with the stone partially in place.

From that day forward, I never wore rings again and, always double check to ensure the device is plugged out.
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You should have put a warning on that image. I was eating.

Anyway, we need to be extra careful these days no matter what we’re doing. You don’t want to end up in the hospital because you fell off a ladder or got in a car accident.
Prop. 65 Warning "The pictures you view with your eyes have been known by the State of California (Otherwise known as "Helicopter Mom") to cause cancer of the eyes and psyche.

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You should have put a warning on that image. I was eating.
I just finished eating. Which is worse. You could have stopped. To late for me.
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As a young kid I tied a ladder to the top of a van then jumped off the side. Coming down my High School ring hooked the rain lip. Was not as bad as the picture, but I felt blood running down my hand, so I looked on the ground for my finger before I looked up at my finger.
NEVER wore a ring since.
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