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Forum topic by Gene Howe posted 04-13-2011 08:08 PM 1394 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gene Howe

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04-13-2011 08:08 PM

LOOSE HAIR, JEWELRY, CLOTHING ETC. DOES NOT BELONG AROUND MACHINERY!

HAIR CAUGHT IN LATHE

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton


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wseand

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#1 posted 04-13-2011 08:23 PM

I got an error on that page. But I always make sure I have no loose clothing or jewelry on when working around machinery.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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patron

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#2 posted 04-13-2011 08:31 PM

here is the whole story
a tragedy for sure
we just can’t be to careful

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2011/04/13/news/doc4da58c22c4b1f135149346.txt?viewmode=fullstory

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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wseand

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#3 posted 04-13-2011 08:50 PM

Sounds as though she may have been working late into the night and this is never a good idea with power tools. What a tragedy.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 04-13-2011 08:56 PM

Not to make light of a tragic situation, but at least getting my hair caught in the lathe is one problem I don’t have to worry about. I don’t even want to think about what actually happened in this case.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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David Grimes

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#5 posted 04-13-2011 10:00 PM

Lathes, augers, and mills are some of the most dangerous machines to be around with long hair, jewelry or loose clothing. The poor girl… tragic.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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NBeener

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#6 posted 04-13-2011 10:05 PM

My G-D !

I hope she went quickly … and didn’t suffer. What an awful story.

-- -- Neil

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auggy53

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#7 posted 04-14-2011 05:57 AM

a coworker of mine was running a drill press with his long sleeves roled up and the bit caught his sleeve and reeled him in like a fish, it pulled the collar of his shirt around his neck and was choking him and he could not reach the off button . i got him loose and he said thank you , i guess i dosed off ! so a drill press can get you too.

-- rick

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Steven H

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#8 posted 04-14-2011 06:42 AM

WOW

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#9 posted 04-18-2011 05:20 AM

It takes about 1/10 of a second of not thinking to put you into a situation that can take months to heal. Years ago I was cutting some hardwood for flooring when a small scrap got stuck in the throat plate of my table saw. To this day I don’t know why I did it but, I attempted to “flick” the scrap away with my right forefinger and…zap. It took a whole bunch of stitches , and several months of not working to fix things. Worse yet, I had to call my wife from the E.R. and tell her what happened – but she had already arrived home to find my blood trail from the workshop to the house!!
Well, needless to say, I never did that again, and I always use it as a learning moment for the grandkids!

Back to the original item, I can’t imagine what went through that poor girls mind in her last few seconds. God bless her and her family.

-- Louie

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Karson

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#10 posted 04-18-2011 05:43 AM

Back in the day when I worked in a computer room for a large company, The IBM CE’s (Computer Engineers) who repared the equipment were required to wear Clip on ties, No watch bands, No wedding rings or jewlers of any kind.

I never had any of them get heart, but the company was always on the lookout for problem areas.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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MrWoodworker

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#11 posted 04-29-2011 10:10 PM

Not for the weak of heart

Rings can do a real number under the wrong circumstances too.

-- http://nationalwoodworking.com

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