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Post Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:05 pm

DONT try this at home!

Hi folks
I’m just making this post to say the next demo to be posted won’t be until Sunday or Tuesday evening. But I should manage to post the details of the winner of the t-shirt contest for the case of beer. :P
The reason is, I had a bit of a serious accident at work today. After drilling a hole in panatrim I quickly sat down my powerdril to lift a rivet gun. In doing so the drill slid along the metal worktop and hit my other hand “still spinning”. The drill bit passed thru my finger and out the other side about 2 inches.. In shock & bleeding bad, I had to knock the drill into reverse and remove the drill bit from my finger. Not a pretty site or something I wish to do again.. From there I spent most the day in hospital and heavily sedated.
I am not long woke now & feeling a little groggy but I am fine.
Anyway.. lucky for me the drill bit only grazed the bone and didnt cut tendants etc so other than a whole my pencil could pass thru and chewed flesh eather side, i am a lucky lad :wink:
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Post Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:11 pm

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So sorry to hear of your boo-boo Rob.
Just goes to show you how quickly things can go wrong!
I hope you will be on the mend soon!
In the meantime, enjoy the good drugs.
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Post Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:12 pm

OUCH :cry:
I imagine the air turned a funny shade of blue :-?
Get well soon Rob.
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Post Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:13 pm

wow!! sounds a right ugghhh one!!

glad your okay!! :P :P

bloody horrible when that happens, though i've only experienced a stanley blade nearly through the finger!! nasty!! :o

hope those fingers will be tapping soon!!! :D


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Post Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:14 pm

Ouch........ :o Nasty.
Let's be more careful out there shall we.
It wasn't the hand you use to .....erm......lift your Southern Comfort glass with, was it?
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Post Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:20 pm

no one has asked if the drill fell to the floor or not, if it did, is it ok???
DRILLS HAVE FEELINGS TOO YER KNOW :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:
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Post Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:30 pm

you won't be eating maltesers for a while!! :lol:

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Post Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:34 pm

D :lol: :lol: :o o you think that Rob wished he had kept his mouth shut about his little mishap Nik??
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Post Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:38 pm

Oooooo OW!

Bet you won't be picking those boogers for a while then eah!

Glad it wasn't me though. :o
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Post Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:41 pm

noh!! rob is tough as old boots eh rob??? :D :D

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Post Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:42 pm

i agree.. the drill has went through an awful time of it..
i have decided to let it say hello.. hopefully it wont feel the need to to the same again :wink:
looking at the picture you can see how worried that poor littl drll bit looks. :lol: :-? :evil: :evil:
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Post Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:44 pm

nice pic.....but how???????
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Post Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:49 pm

Okay accidents happen, but have you always got that digital handy? I mean is that tempting fate just a little bit!!
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Post Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:55 pm

looking at the size of the bit!! maybe skittles?? :roll: or better still hundreds and thousands!! :D

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Post Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:58 pm

Man,
that is gonna thump like a bitch in heat tomorrow!
I was also thinking that you're lucky you weren't
up on a scaffold when it happened.
I got 10 stitches once when my hair got caught
in an electric sander.
Hope you feel better. Thanks for the visual.
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Post Thu Apr 15, 2004 11:03 pm

I'm still cringeing from the thought of it Rob. I ran my thumb over a circular saw blade once - there was bone showing and everything. One thing's for sure, I bet you won't do that again. Are you going to countersink the hole?
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Post Thu Apr 15, 2004 11:15 pm

oh!! doubled up here!!! nice one jill!! :lol: :lol:


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Post Thu Apr 15, 2004 11:22 pm

best of it was.. when i was getting my jags.. 2 between my knuckles, 1 in the arm and another for the drip they put me on.. i was screaming like a baby.
saying not another one! arggh thats a big one! the doctor laughed and said, "mate, you just stuck a 5mm drill bit through your finger & then turned the drill on in reverse and pulled it back ou.. what the heck are you winging at some tiny needles for.." i quickly said in my deepest voice.. "oh yeh.. of course of course", whilst blushing coz a nurse was standing near me that i didnt see :oops: :oops: :lol:
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Post Fri Apr 16, 2004 1:12 am

Some things happen so quickly you just end up looking at the result.

Sorry to hear about it m8.

on a side note if that had been our work HS &E would be down on me risk assesments would have to be shown, proper ppe etc the list goes on it seems a pain when you are doing it all and it does make jobs last a lot longer but one thing it does do is stop incidents like this by changing the way they look at and execute jobs.


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Post Fri Apr 16, 2004 8:52 am

Sorry to hear about your accident Rob. These things catch you out on occasion no matter how careful you try to be. I hope it doesn't impair your work too much in the meantime and there is no long lasting damage. :D

Thanks for reminding us all of the importance of staying safe at work, it's easy to become complacent about these things
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Post Fri Apr 16, 2004 9:45 am

look on the bright side Rob at least it was you that did it, if it was one of your employees they'd have been after you big style for comp. :lol: :lol:
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Post Fri Apr 16, 2004 1:36 pm

Ouch

Sorry to hear about the accident - Hope you recover soon.....

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Post Fri Apr 16, 2004 1:38 pm

What type of drill bit was it Rob? I drilled my own finger once whilst fitting a couple of signs, (in a bookies office full of betting types). In the true fashion of a "macho man" I silently left the building with, what I hoped was a polite smile on my face but probably more resembled the stifled screaming face of "Sylvester the Cat" when trying not to wake up the dog after having his tail set on fire. I dutifully returned to the job about 10 mins or so later, a couple of pints of blood having spilled on the floor of my van.........(ok a few drops). Didn't have a medical kit so it was tissue and masking tape.......and a finger the size of a giant brotwurst. (Hospital?....we used to dream going to hospitals).
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Post Fri Apr 16, 2004 10:34 pm

Ewww, I don't log in for a day or two and you decide to make your very own version of the chainsaw massacre, but with a drill! :o :oops: :lol: :lol:

That had to hurt though! Thats one step by step I won't be following though :roll: :wink:

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Post Sun Apr 18, 2004 10:30 am

Hi Rob

Reading the words just makes me grimace :roll:

I hate the sight of blood and needles (no need for anaesthetic injections for me, just show me a needle and I keel over)

All the very best of wishes for a speedy and full recovery.

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Post Tue Apr 20, 2004 11:57 am

OOoooooohhhhhhh Rob!!!!

Bless! Poor you!

Hope the finger feels better soon

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Post Tue Apr 20, 2004 7:15 pm

I remember when I did my own "finger removal" with a stanley knife you seem to get this burst of energy coupled with pain relief. Normally I cant stand the sight of my own blood but the first thing I said was "Oh f***ing great I've cut my finger off" but I didnt collapse on the floor like a gibbering wreck!

The best one was when I was working on my own in our cabin, I'd laid a load of graphics onto an 4' x 2' piece of board and needed to work the other side, so I picked it up and span it round, managing to hit my neck on the way.

I turned round to the door (glazed) and saw red droplets splattered all up the glass and the workwork and instantly came to the conclusion that I'd cut through my jugular. I ran into the workshops and found one of the girls and shouted "I've cut through my neck, does it look bad?" "No, theres nowt wrong with it" When I went back out it turned out I just hadnt noticed the lad who varnished the cabin woodwork had sprayed it everywhere, and the red droplets where just teak varnish!! Standing joke at work now.

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P.S. Rob, I hope you have a speedy recovery mate I know how annoying it can be when you have a big bandage on your finger. Constantly catching it and not being able to work properly
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Post Tue Apr 20, 2004 7:44 pm

thanks for the replies everyone.. :P
im glad to say im making a good recovery. although i went in one side and right out the other i only grazed the bone and didnt damage anything badly.
like you said andy.. its the running about with the big bandage etc thats the killer. thankfully i went back to hospital yesterday and they renewed it with a much tidier one.
my arms stil sore from the jags and my finger still throbs a bit and has shooting pains now and again but i think by tommorrow ill be able to do some light vinyl work.

I remember when I did my own "finger removal" with a stanley knife you seem to get this burst of energy coupled with pain relief. Normally I cant stand the sight of my own blood but the first thing I said was "Oh f***ing great I've cut my finger off" but I didnt collapse on the floor like a gibbering wreck!


now that must have been a sight! :o
the one thing i cant get out my head is looking down and the drill completely through my finger and coming to a spinning halt still inside.
it was horrific! worse than the initial pain. like i said i managed to knock the drill into reverse and remove it. i think it was about 1 minute after the accident that the pain came... :( it slow got worse and worse. i was almost vomiting out the car window getting taken to hospital.

anyway.. now its healing good and i think all i should be left with is a numb patch, and some dents were it went in and out. "hopefuly" that is :roll:

thanks for the replies folks.. even the funny ones :wink: :lol:

p.s. oh yeh andy.. did they get it back on mate? :-?
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Post Tue Apr 20, 2004 7:58 pm

Rob,

it was horrific! worse than the initial pain

thats the worst bit, when everyone keeps talking about it, it keeps bringing it all back to you. I still feel sick thinking about mine :-?

Luckily I just went through the tip of my middle finger on my left hand down toward the nuckle, about 1/2" (I'm glad it was my left hand, the right hand is very useful :lol: ) they did the x-rays and said I was lucky not to hit the bone.

The doctor said it would either sew itself back together or just stay a mess. I'm pleased to say with the help of the "medi-strips" its now fine. It was scary for a bit though. I still occasions of no feeling on that finger, apparantley I severed the nerve ending, thats probably why it didnt hurt at first!

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Post Tue Apr 20, 2004 10:48 pm

how about a t-shirt competition for my new board.....

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Post Tue Apr 20, 2004 10:50 pm

link won't open with me!!


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Post Tue Apr 20, 2004 10:52 pm

dead link Nik,

Just a joke, it is an available domain too.......

Post all your juicy accidents at work.. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post Tue Apr 20, 2004 10:53 pm

Surgery as in Gorey stuff , not Help topics :D :D
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Post Tue Apr 20, 2004 10:55 pm

typical daft me!!! :roll: :roll: :roll:


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Post Tue Apr 20, 2004 10:58 pm

Bit late Nik, I'm off to bed......You will get used to my humour..ONE DAY!!!!!!

Nitey Nite :o
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Post Tue Apr 20, 2004 11:01 pm

(sleep) (sleep)
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Post Tue Apr 20, 2004 11:03 pm

Thats me working, got one of me sleeping!!!!!!!!!!! :P

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