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Old 10-22-2013, 04:25 PM
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I was a witness and first-responder in this incident that was the result of a guy drilling over his head inside a chimney. This was a classic case of a broken bit diving into the thumb of the work-supporting hand. I had to remove the 18v cordless drill for this guy as he was in a bit of a panic. Luckily, I also had the presence of mind to snap some phone pics as he hyperventilated. We let the ER remove the bit after a shot of local anesthetic.

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Old 10-22-2013, 05:15 PM
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I would rather pull it out right away while you are still in shock, no pain for the first few seconds!
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:21 PM
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I was upside down in the fuselage, with my head under the instrument panel doing some wiring work. My hingable fuse panel was hanging down above my head. I turned my head just right and the smooth (deburred) edge of the fuse panel neatly sliced thru the cartiledge of my right ear.

It was too sharp to hurt but man did it bleed. It was hard to wiggle out of there while bleeding heavily.

Cartiledge is white, by the way. And the Urgent Care doc said it looked like a scalpel cut.
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Old 08-20-2016, 07:24 PM
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Thought I would add to my thread from a couple years ago, thought is was funny, this is two weeks old, so I guess I am now branded for life. Getting close to finishing this thing, don't know what else can bite me, maybe a sheered finger when the wings go on?

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A few years ago, I was at the hangar cutting something with one of those 4 1/2" angle grinders. It got away from me, and I thought I'd just catch it. I caught it all right. Still spinning, into my forearm. Left a nasty, bleeding burn.

The funny thing is, my wife was right outside. I showed her when I went outside to wash it out. She asked "when did that happen", I calmly replied "about 30 minutes ago, I had to finish what I was doing first." She didn't think that was funny.
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Old 08-21-2016, 01:09 AM
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Been there and done it as well. I joined early, as in the tailcone ...
I didn't think to get a picture at the time.

Not airplane related, but as a carpenter, it was common to bump nail with the big 16 penny nail gun. While nailing up blocking a co-worker nailed his hand to a rafter. We had to cut the board out to get him off the ladder.
The ER doctor wasn't familiar with nail guns and couldn't understand how someone could nail themselves to the wall!
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Old 08-21-2016, 01:19 AM
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Never drilled through, or nailed through myself.

As for slicing fingers, hands, knees etc; lost track!
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:36 AM
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Been there and done it as well. I joined early, as in the tailcone ...
I didn't think to get a picture at the time.

Not airplane related, but as a carpenter, it was common to bump nail with the big 16 penny nail gun. While nailing up blocking a co-worker nailed his hand to a rafter. We had to cut the board out to get him off the ladder.
The ER doctor wasn't familiar with nail guns and couldn't understand how someone could nail themselves to the wall!
My toes just curled while reading that!
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Old 08-21-2016, 11:53 PM
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My 'brander' which is used primarily to help remove the blue plastic, takes quite a while to cool down to room temperature. I'm real careful not to put it anywhere near flammables - usually put it on the concrete floor for a half hour or so before returning it to its place in a work cabinet. Great tool but deserves respect!
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Old 08-22-2016, 03:30 PM
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Funny, I think i've got the same heat gun, and the same "brand"! My son was helping by being the official heat-shrink-shrinker while we were doing some wiring the other day. I guess he got distracted for a second and stuck the hot end right to my elbow! It was off at the time, but like E. D. said, it takes a long time to cool down!

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