I had a small accident in the workshop today.
Flying wood – Skin peeled back on the fleshy part of lower middle finger. The Dr just taped it down. Bruising on the inner right elbow and bicep. A red mark on the mid tummy. It looks to me that the piece of wood hit me in the tummy and then passed between my body and my arm. The finger could have been the first contact point.
I was cutting a 2” strip of wood off a 2’ long plank and I pushed the wood past the blade. I am guessing that I rotated the wood 90 degrees and then was going to bring it back on the right side of the blade. There was an over the arm blade guard and dust collector and so the wood didn’t fly upward but was pushed toward the front of the saw.
I found the piece of wood, it has a saw cut on the end of the board, but it is 90 degrees from the cut I was making and the board is split with about 15” piece split off. I did see another piece of wood but didn’t pick it up yet. No tools seem to bent or dented by flying wood, but I’ll look further.
I’ve been applying ice for 8 hrs. the Dr says that because I’m on blood thinners that I didn’t have more bruising. He considers that I’m very lucky.
I know that I’m blessed to not have any greater injuries.
The second kickback in 40 years. The first was only flying wood and not hit with anything.
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