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Blog entry by ryno posted 1922 days ago 700 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Everyone always thinks they are being safe but it only takes one time to change your life, possibly forever. Most people, (including me) thinks that it will never happen to them. I work at a surgery center as a scrub tech and when it starts to get warmer we always start to see more injuries. In the past two weeks we’ve fixed two guys with large wounds to their hands from table saws. One guy cut two tendons and the other cut a main nerve and artery at the wrist. Seeing these injuries always helps remind me that it could happen to me very easily. Hopefully, these guys will make a full recovery, but it will take quite a while plus alot of therapy. I just encourage everyone to just take a little extra time and be safe around all tools.

-- It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.



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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 1922 days ago

Good idea! I have been ripping a few strips to modify shelves in our 5th whell the last couple of days. Due to all the injury posts here in the last couple of months, I think I’m even more cautious than normal. Still able to count to ten :-)) I used to be a volunteer fireman, this is the time of year we would see an increase too; Lawn mowers ansd falls.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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spanky46

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#2 posted 1922 days ago

A good reminder for all of us! Thanks for sharing.

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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gjd

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#3 posted 1922 days ago

As much as I hate these stories, I’d rather read one than be one. Thanks for the post.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#4 posted 1922 days ago

here here and amen

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Julian

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#5 posted 1922 days ago

This is why I recently built some new and improved push sticks for the table saw and jointer. I plan on keeping all ten digits! It’s all too easy to forget the dangers associated with a power tool when you are mindlessly doing a process over and over, like ripping door stock for an entire project.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 1922 days ago

Thank you!

We all can use a reminder anytime.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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