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Sitting in the ER because I got my ring caught up in the ladder rack. I suggest you guys consider taking your ring off at work. I have pictures but I'm not sure if they are allowed. Not completely awful but bloody.
 

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Hope you are okay there Dagger...at first I was thinking ear rings or lip rings..lol.
 

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Lost a really good friend to a ring accident - his welded itself to the end of a piece of live flex while he was laying on a wet restaurant floor. He was a retired EC working for his son and helping out.... 20A, 120V can kill ya FAST!
Gloves are the only way to avoid that ring hazard - other than, yeah, pull the hazard off your hand before! Boot eyelets are another one to be wary of while on ladders - smash those buggers down if they stick out!
 

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Hope it turns out ok. I almost lost an arm many years ago because of a ring. I still have the bent ring as a reminder.
Post a pic of yours so we can see.
Makes for a better reminder for us.
 

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Here's after they got the ring off. I wish I would have brought my ***** with though because there ring cutter sucks
 

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That swelling took about 5 seconds to happen after I got unhooked. The doctor says it is a partial "degloving" and I was well on my way to having it all let go
 

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No breaks luckily. Movement is ok and so is feeling. I lucked out on this one. Gonna get a wedding ring tattoo instead now.
 

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MF Dagger said:
No breaks luckily. Movement is ok and so is feeling. I lucked out on this one. Gonna get a wedding ring tattoo instead now.
Damn dude, I'm so sorry....that looks awful. I've been debating taking mine off to work, but haven't yet. It's titanium, so I've heard the only option if there is an injury is to cut off my finger....
 

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They said if it had been titanium they would have to send me somewhere else because theirs can't cut it.
 

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Sitting in the ER because I got my ring caught up in the ladder rack. I suggest you guys consider taking your ring off at work. I have pictures but I'm not sure if they are allowed. Not completely awful but bloody.
Thanks for sharing this with us. Let it be a lesson for all of us.
 

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This style Adrian steel? if so where about did it occur. Just wondering so it can be avoided.
The last time I saw this happen it was weather guard with the tiny hooks on the side of rack. (White ones)

 

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No just your basic run of the mill rack. It caught on the top corner of the upright (I think at least) as I was stepping back off the bumper.
 

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This style Adrian steel? if so where about did it occur. Just wondering so it can be avoided.
The last time I saw this happen it was weather guard with the tiny hooks on the side of rack. (White ones)
I have that same rack. I love it.

I quit wearing my ring because of that reason, you never know when you will get it caught somewhere.

Thanks for the pics, I was able to remind my wife why I don't wear it anymore. :laughing: She got a little green. :thumbup:
 

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MF Dagger said:
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That swelling took about 5 seconds to happen after I got unhooked. The doctor says it is a partial "degloving" and I was well on my way to having it all let go
Man that is a hurting finger. Thanks for posting the pics.
Hope it heals quickly and fully.
Showed my wife and she hopes you feel better and then told me to take mine off at work.
 

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You got off cheap, a simple wedding ring cost me about two hundred fifty thousand dollars. I sold the damned thing and got $350.00 bucks, quite a return on an investment.
 
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