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Injuries From Working In The Trades

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  • #128640

    ewww

    #128662
    DesertDeuces
    Pro
    Indio, CA

    What did you do??

    Pat

    #128672

    So the new guy asked me – How long will it take to be a professional?<br>
    I said, ‘When you look around the jobsite and see blood everywhere and then you realize that it belongs to you, that is when you will know the answer to that question.’<br>
    A few weeks later I saw blood on the floor and tools and yelled “Okay who is bleeding ?”<br>
    Everybody checked and It was the new guy!<br>
    We all cheered, slapped him on the back and took him to lunch.

    Hilarious! We also say it’s not a good day of demo unless your bleeding at some point.

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #128673
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    Brad that looks like it might be a little sore today. You got to fess up. Can’t just leave us wondering what happened.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #128675

    I carry quick clot in the truck but would NEVER use it if I was close to a hospital/in town etc.

    I got bit by my 2″ hole saw yesterday. Jumped and the power of the makita tore the plywood I was cutting and it ripped my nail in half and slice my knuckle. fun fun

    It’s one page back

    #128688
    thedude306
    Moderator
    Foam Lake, SK

    yup, hole saw grabbed and ripped it up, nails pretty tender but not bad, should be good as new in a month or two 🙂

    Brad T
    Self employed Pro since 2014!!

    #128698
    SamM
    Pro
    Halifax, NS

    Ugh, I hate nail injuries. I put a #2 philips through my thumb a couple years ago. that sucked.

    The guy I was working with the day I did that had a pretty good one. He had a ladder go backwards on him, landed on his feet. One foot on the lawn, one on the driveway. Split the ball of his heal. Every doc who saw the x-ray said it was a nasty break. he was over a year in pain. two before he could walk 100%

    #128890
    svensshutters
    Pro
    Colorado Springs, CO

    Actually, the day you charge someone for your work is the day you are a professional.

    I would rather think that’s it’s the day you become qualified in a profession, what that qualification is? Well that’s up to debate.

    Ugh, I hate nail injuries. I put a #2 philips through my thumb a couple years ago. that sucked.

    Wow, I’ve done that too. Blood everywhere.

    #128927
    thedude306
    Moderator
    Foam Lake, SK

    Hit the big two… Nail and the knuckle. Nail throbs like mad and every time I move the knuckle I get a reminder to keep my hand out of the way next time.

    Brad T
    Self employed Pro since 2014!!

    #129567

    Not sure if anyone has posted this link to Stuart’s article (which links to an interesting forum thread elsewhere), but I am glad this guy is okay! Moral of the story: wear safety protection always 🙂

    http://toolguyd.com/this-is-why-you-need-a-face-shield/

    John S

    #129598

    Brad your nail injury reminds me of one time while I was framing. We were installing sub fascia. I was holding the sub fascia with one hand and nailing by hand with my Estwing 24oz. Waffle head framer. I missed and hit my thumb with a full blow!!

    My partner was amazed…not one swear word (and I tend to cuss like a sailor usually), but it hurt so bad all I could do was hold my hand and close my eyes…lol. Instantly the nail turned purple. Lost that nail.

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #129612
    mattryyc
    Pro
    Calgary, Alberta

    Wow – sobering John. The bench grinder is deceivingly dangerous, certainly deserves some respect. I’ll probably wear my shield more often after reading that.

    #129634
    thedude306
    Moderator
    Foam Lake, SK

    It’s better already but it still hurts to do up my button flies

    I had a really bad incident with a 3/4″ impact falling off a cultivator frame last fall onto my hand. I couldn’t use one of my fingers for over a month. I didn’t say a word either when it happened. Just a “we gotta go to the er”. It was a miracle I didn’t brake anything. We weighed the Impact wrench at just over 18lbs from 3 feet up.

    Brad T
    Self employed Pro since 2014!!

    #129693
    Dustincoc
    Pro
    Madrid, NY

    It’s better already but it still hurts to do up my button flies

    Thats why zipper flies are better, One handed operation.

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    #130079
    DesertDeuces
    Pro
    Indio, CA

    I just got a dumb injury. Are there smart injuries?
    I was replacing a tub spout and was lying on my back to tighten the set screw. When I was getting up I banged my head real good on the edge of the spout. I jokingly said to the person who was watching me, ‘am I bleeding?’ She said yes. Then I felt the blood streaming down the side of my face. I put my hand to my head and it was soaked in blood. I just laughed it off and went to urgent care to get a few staples.

    Of all the tub spouts I’ve replaced, this is the first time I got hurt. Never knew a tub spout could be so deadly 🙂

    Pat

    #130214
    svensshutters
    Pro
    Colorado Springs, CO

    I just laughed it off and went to urgent care to get a few staples.

    Holy crap, how many staples did you end up getting. That is crazy, but glad you are ok.

    #130237
    thedude306
    Moderator
    Foam Lake, SK

    Ouch Pat. That’s gotta sting. I hate getting bonked on the head. Always seem to be big bleeder for me

    Brad T
    Self employed Pro since 2014!!

    #130242
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Oh, and to stay on topic, my finger from last night:

    YUK!! As much as I always like pics in here I wish I wouldn’t have seen that one LOL. Dang Brad that looks like it hurt, You might be one handed for a while. I’ve used hole saws a lot and never had one get away from me before, And I hope I never do now

    #130257
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I just got a dumb injury. Are there smart injuries?<br>
    I was replacing a tub spout and was lying on my back to tighten the set screw. When I was getting up I banged my head real good on the edge of the spout. I jokingly said to the person who was watching me, ‘am I bleeding?’ She said yes. Then I felt the blood streaming down the side of my face. I put my hand to my head and it was soaked in blood. I just laughed it off and went to urgent care to get a few staples.

    Of all the tub spouts I’ve replaced, this is the first time I got hurt. Never knew a tub spout could be so deadly :)

    Dang that was dumb…. LOL I’m just kidding (you said it first) and I hope you’re ok. What part of your head was it? Ya poor thing I hate staples, Especially in the head. No pictures please, I’m still trying to forget Brads.

    #130264

    The collective experience of injuries from everyone here is a really helpful, sobering reminder to take using tools seriously… it is way to easy to get “used” to using things that are pretty deadly.

    John S

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