|Forum topic by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) aka. Lucas Crenshaw||posted 33 days ago||774 views||0 times favorited||23 replies|
33 days ago
I was working on my grandfather’s deck. We were missing some fasteners the other day so we had not yet bolted in the ground anchors. These anchors are under the deck and in an inconvenient spot. While under the deck I was drilling the holes for the supporting boards when the drill snagged at the same time it broke through the other side. The sudden snag knocked my hand loose from the board and into the path of the drill bit. The bit was a half inch brad point and went in about 1/4 of an inch at the center of the wound.
I drove myself to a local drop in clinic here in town and they stitched me up.
I got injured due to three factors that I can think of.
1. The work was not secured.
Drilling holes is something I do pretty regular. It’s easy to forget how dangerous the most simple of tools can be when you get in front of them.
-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi