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    I moved my Britan lathe today had it on a roller forgot that there was a space between both bases and it came down on my toe all 3/4 ton of it broke to pieces blood all over the place ouch it is louping. My son thought I was doing a laurel and hardy sketch and laughed till he saw the blood straight to the emergency room for treatment going back tomorrow so if you move things beware regardsAListair
    Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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    Oh no! sorry to hear that.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Alistair Hosie
      I moved my Britan lathe today had it on a roller forgot that there was a space between both bases and it came down on my toe all 3/4 ton of it broke to pieces blood all over the place ouch it is louping. My son thought I was doing a laurel and hardy sketch and laughed till he saw the blood straight to the emergency room for treatment going back tomorrow so if you move things beware regardsAListair
      OUCH! Sorry to hear you hurt yourself, hope it heals up quickly and well.

      I've been contemplating steel-toed shoes for awhile, guess this is another vote in favor...

      Walt

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      • #4
        I bought a new pair recently and never wore them guess who's got the brains in my familyAlitair
        Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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        • #5
          Hope that you get that foot repaired ok. As for the lathe, sounds like you will have some work when you get back.

          As for the lathe, any chance of a fix?

          Good luck
          rock-
          Civil engineers build targets, Mechanical engineers build weapons.

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          • #6
            You may be lucky you did not have the steel toes on. I hear of some that will do more damage like cut off toes if struck in the right place on the plate. I use to be a heavy equipment mechanic and had a co worker lose two toes when a large hydraulic cylinder fell after the cable snapped and hit the steel toe metal plate in the shoe but it ripped through the leather holding it in place and took off 2 toes.

            His whole foot was broken in many places but he may have saved the toes if the plate was not there..

            Hope you heal quickly.

            Don't take too many goofy pills. You might end up liking them too much.
            Last edited by cybor462; 07-16-2006, 04:08 PM.
            Life Is Grand

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            • #7
              Damn, that's hurts just thinking about it! Sorry to hear that you were hurt.

              I wear steel toed boots most of the time, and they have saved me from considerable pain numerous times in the past. I have heard of people losing toes and stuff from them being crushed, but I figure that if something has enough force to cut off toes with the 'steel toe', most likely the toes are going to be gone anyway. Most of the things that I deal with aren't that heavy, so there probably is little risk involved with a steel toe plate being crushed.

              It sounds like it is time for some designing and planning for a future project(s). Hope that you heal up real soon!
              Why buy it for $2 when you can make it for $20

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Wareagle
                Damn, that's hurts just thinking about it! Sorry to hear that you were hurt.

                I wear steel toed boots most of the time, and they have saved me from considerable pain numerous times in the past. I have heard of people losing toes and stuff from them being crushed, but I figure that if something has enough force to cut off toes with the 'steel toe', most likely the toes are going to be gone anyway. Most of the things that I deal with aren't that heavy, so there probably is little risk involved with a steel toe plate being crushed.

                It sounds like it is time for some designing and planning for a future project(s). Hope that you heal up real soon!
                Mythbusters covered that one a few years ago, their conclusion was that it was possible to have an item glance off the steel and slide towards the ankle, amputating more foot than would have happened without the steel toe, but only with weights far exceeding the ANSI rating anyway. IIRC they dropped 400 pounds 6 feet onto the boot, and they had to add a sharp edge to the weight to get the 'glance off the steel' effect. I'd say you're screwed either way in a case like that.

                Walt

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                • #9
                  Looking on the bright side, at least you won't have to worry about cold toes sticking out from a cast as it's still summer

                  Get well soon

                  Peter

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                  • #10
                    Clumsey bugger.

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                    Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                    • #11
                      hi alistair,
                      hope you get better soon!
                      i stupidly dropped a fork lift fork on my foot in march, feared taking off my boot to look at possible damage i was afraid i would'nt be able to get it back on to get home . long story short version , had piece of impailed toe nail removed and type of ingrown toenail procedure done 2 weeks ago [ finaly convinced doctor ] i needed something more than foot soaks twice a day!
                      now just a stiff knuckle but no more pain, wonder how long it would have taken for nail to emerge from botom side of toe if i could have managed to let it grow in that direction [would have passed out from pain] but would have liked to see look on doc's face [doctors hate i told you so's ]but i guess we all hate i told you so's .
                      all the best and have a speedy recovery!
                      stwve

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                      • #12
                        good afternoon.

                        i have spent most of my life working around heavy things. the way of heavy things is that they adhere really seriously to the laws of gravity.

                        i iwll confess that as i have gotten older, i occasionally will go to my shop with a pair of boat shoes on, if i am going to be around anything that weighs more than a pound or two i will wear my [steel-toed] boots. i have broken a few toes and it hurts and there ain't anything that makes it better. drugs put a dent in the feeling, but they put an equal if not greater dent in your reflexes and thinking.

                        it is 98* here [heat index 103] here and those boots are hot. it is tempting. but i think i would rather have sweaty feet than broken [or worse] toes.

                        i hope you feel better.

                        peace.
                        billr
                        ........i dremel. therefore i am..........................

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                        • #13
                          Being involved with heavy vehicles and machinery all my life I have always worn safety boots.
                          Can't say for sure if they have ever saved me serious injury but I have got that used to them I feel naked without them.

                          I was moving a few bricks at home recently and had to go and put them on as I felt uncomfortable handling just ordinary bricks in soft shoes.
                          Nothing happened but I felt uncomfortable.

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                          Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                          • #14
                            So sorry to hear of the injury. I hope things go well with it, good luck!
                            Russ
                            Master Floor Sweeper

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                            • #15
                              Alistair -

                              Yowch, sorry to hear of your painful injury!

                              Take care of that hoof, and do what the medics tell you - we don't heal automatically at our age like we once did, paticularly when the injury is so far from the ol' blood pump. Late last year I caught a spiral fracture of my fibula, and even yet my edema is somewhat swollen and my lividity is still sorta black-and-blue. . .
                              Cheers,

                              Frank Ford
                              HomeShopTech

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