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Old 07-04-2017, 07:21 AM   #1
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Was out in the warehouse getting a meter I needed and backed into back box someone left standing up it fell over and landed on my arm. I felt it slicing my skin below the elbow. Six stitches later


Not the first time I have been cut to the point of needing stitches by a box, had a fish tape come loose once and slit the back of my hand.

Another time or two I can't remember the circumstances but stitches were had.
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Was out in the warehouse getting a meter I needed and backed into back box someone left standing up it fell over and landed on my arm. I felt it slicing my skin below the elbow. Six stitches later


Not the first time I have been cut to the point of needing stitches by a box, had a fish tape come loose once and slit the back of my hand.

Another time or two I can't remember the circumstances but stitches were had.
Ouch!
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Speaking of backing into things and feeling pain, someone moved my driver's side mirror and I didn't notice while half asleep. I backed into a slow speed collision with a tree yesterday morning. Pissed me right off first thing. The Love Bus needs stitches too.
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One of the builders I was working with a few years back got cut up bad when the back of his hand ran across the edge of a broken ceramic soap dish. Cut right through the tendons. I drove him to the emergency room for some surgery. The hand specialist was on duty that day so he was taken care of quickly.
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I cut myself on the back of an electric range a few years ago. Ended up getting 6 stitches. Waltched the ER doctor stitch me up. Was quite interesting.
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Sometimes I feel like these companies purposely sharpen things so people will get hurt.
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Broken ceramic is often like a razor blade edge.

Sheetmetal cut on a dull shear leaves a super sharp burr that I have encountered many times.

Once just pulling a washer forward to engage the self leveling legs, cut right across all the fingers on my hand.
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Sometimes I feel like these companies purposely sharpen things so people will get hurt.
More like they are cheap and don't sharpen their cutting tools.
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Almost anywhere there's stamped sheetmetal from studs to appliances, you're at risk.
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I cut my finger nail the other day.
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I cut my finger nail the other day.
No mention of stitches so I guess you executed it well!
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The last time I can remember ending up with stitches was a few years back. I was rushing a meter base replacement and was having trouble getting the old one off of the wall. So I got a good grip on it and tugged hard, that resulted in the meter base getting hung on the service cable and the top of it caught be across the bridge of my nose. I was pouring blood, but had to finish the job so power could be restored.

Got home and the wife made me go to the emergency room where I believe I received 6 stitches and a slight concussion diagnosis.
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I cut my finger nail the other day.
With your sawzall?
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Sometimes I feel like these companies purposely sharpen things so people will get hurt.


Metal strip fixtures are made from recycled razor blades.


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M12 bandsaw, get with the times, sawzalls are old hat.
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Working on lift above ceiling, pulling in MC - felt a tug on my hand.
I pulled my open hand across the corner of a metal stud used as a brace across the corner of two walls ( it was turned up ) 6 stitches and now 4 years later I'm having tendon problems with two fingers.
Think they will re-open workers comp case ??
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...I pulled my open hand across the corner of a metal stud used as a brace...
I got some gnarly cuts from those things. If I'd stayed in construction sooner or later one would've sent me to the ER.
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A number of years ago I was using a flex bit to go from a second story to the first, the bit bound up and the drill kept going. It split the drill shaft into two pieces, one stuck in the chuck and the other slapped me on the face..... Or so I thought...

My face stung a little, but that was to be expected as it just hit me. No bother, I just headed down to the truck to grab another and start the whole process. As I passed by the Super on the job I noticed a look of shock on his face.

I stopped and asked if he was alright, wiping my sweating face with my forearm at the same time. I noticed that my forearm was covered in blood, and as I scanned it for the cut I began to realize that blood was pouring from another direction.

At that moment someone had grabbed me and placed their button-up shirt on my face.... I suddenly began to realize what happened.

I had opened up my face from the bottom of my ear to the bottom of my chin, very deep and very clean. Blood spewed from it all over the floor and onto me.

I got a nice drive to the closest Doc-in-the-Box, where they said "No way we are sticking that, he needs the emergency room!"

I showed up to the hospital and ended up with a plastic surgeon to seal my face back up, just a small scar is all that is left on the bottom of my skin... That guy was worth every penny he charged WC!

...... I still hate flex bits.....
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Working on lift above ceiling, pulling in MC - felt a tug on my hand.
I pulled my open hand across the corner of a metal stud used as a brace across the corner of two walls ( it was turned up ) 6 stitches and now 4 years later I'm having tendon problems with two fingers.
Think they will re-open workers comp case ??
Nope two years out of date in states I've worked in.
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