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Thread: Accident at work

  1. #1
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    Unhappy Accident at work

    Well I did a good one today,hammering away on a cold chiesil when a piece shot off the striking end and when into my left fore arm.

    It was a good faily new one with no mushrooming on the end,but it still flaked off a chip and got me.Went to the emergency room and the doc set me up for a consult with the general surgen tommorow,thats when they will decide it it stays or needs to go,if it stays I can go back to work Friday,if it has to come out then I go back to work in two weeks.Wish me luck.
    I just need one more tool,just one!

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    Wierd;
    Which way do you want the luck to go? You want the two weeks or do you want to go to work Fri?
    Realy I don't believe they make chisels the way they use to. I think the head on some of them are too hard.
    Charlie
    Don\'t ask me to do a dam thing, I\'m retired.
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    Geez couldn't you get it out with some long nose pliers. Your lucky it didn't hit a more delacate spot. I hope it was a quality cold chisel, don't want just any rubbish stuck in your arm.

    Good luck.

    John.

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    Talking

    Good luck

    Russ

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    good luck

    Rob

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    Sorry to hear about that Wierd. Do as I do and say, "Sure glad it wasn't in my eye". I remember when that happened to my uncle. It is a miracle we don't get hurt everyday!
    Michael

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    Good luck and hope all turns out well for you. Not being a doctor I can't say what they should do but if it were me I would want it taken out. Embedded pieces of steel have a way of migrating around in your body over time.

    Get better soon.

    Joe

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    Sorry to hear about the shrapnel. Good luck getting it out. David from jax
    A serious accident is one that money can't fix.

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    Darin sorry to hear about your accident Alistair
    Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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    I am a big old tattooed up boy with a nose that has been broken 13 times. Kickboxed, had numerous broken bones, road rash.. BUT:

    When they brought the tray in to sew my finger up with the hypodermic on it. I got sick to my stomach.

    Hope you did better. I felt like a baby. More embarrassed then sick I think.

    David

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