I was ripping strips on the table saw all morning and all was going well until I decided to get one more piece cut from a already too thin strip, when bang the piece shot out and my index finger tip went into the blade!!! lost a little of the tip but no great damage done ! Scared the heck out of me though!!! I had been using push sticks too but the one was ripped right out of my hand!!!
I was rebuilding a series Land Rover engine when I tripped and fell, managing to impale myself, in the back of the right knee, on a 3/8UNF stud.
I became faint but managed to reach the house where, my wife, bless her took control. She was most concerned in that I have the normal old age conditions, heart and lung problems, and by this time I was in a faint on the floor, but she kept her cool and rang for an ambulance.
I subsequently learnt that although the stud had gone in deep, it had missed a major nerve, which controls the foot, and had hit the tendon, fortunately with no damage. It had also missed the femoral artery....&$!?&@..! by a whisker. My daughter, who is a nurse,
subsequently told me that had it hit the artery, I would have had an immediate loss of blood pressure, a loss of consciousness, and I would have bled out.
Anyway, a couple of days in hospital and all's well, but I certainly admonished myself about keeping a tidy workplace, I tend to be a bit of an untidy worker, leaving gear all over the floor etc.
Needless to say, the engine was completed without further incident and now takes pride of place, in the engine bay of my, in progress, series 2a landrover restoration.
I have an accessible attic above my shop. Went up there one day to get something. Not all of the upstairs has been sheeted with flooring.
It's only a storage area.
Long story short,
Fell through, straddled a joist, banged up my right side pretty bad.
Couldn't do anything for a few weeks due to the bruising of my ribs.
Not only did I bang myself up pretty good, I had a big ol hole to patch in my drywall... LOL...
Then of course there are the usual things, cuts and burns.
My wife has threatened to install a monitoring system.
1) Just for the record; Catalina Island Fire of 2007:
2007 Island Fire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"According to Associated Press, the blaze was started by contractors cutting steel wire with a torch for day-time only AM radio station, KBRT."
2) Courthouse in Pittsboro, NC burned down, because of some hot work in the attic:
Gee, fire watch anyone?
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)