Re: Be Safe Around Moving Parts!
I could scar ya'll for life with gruesome construction accidents. Dad lost a finger while wearing his 18K wedding ring. Just loaded the backhoe on a trailer. As he jumped off to bind it down he placed his hand on the outrigger to stabilize himself. Ring caught, flattened out and sliced his finger to the bone. He was left hanging off the side of the trailer by the da^#ed ring. A guy on the pipeline lost (last I heard) both eyes when a hydraulic line exploded in his face. Besides oil being injected into his eyes he also had several thousand fragments of the braided steel in his eyes as well. he seen oil spray lifted his safety glasses for a better look and it was the last thing he seen. Worst I know of was a guy on my dads pipeline crew. He was a laborer working in the bottom of the ditch. The were boring under a road for the pipe. Using an auger he was lining it up and using a level to get the right trajectory so the auger would come out where needed on the other side of the road. He gave the operator the signal to turn on the auger and checked it again. The laborer disappeared for a few seconds before his hardhat flew out of the hole. operator shut it down and went to check on him only to find him wrapped up on the auger. His camo pants caught on the auger, Auger all but climbed his leg. Gruesome part is it cleaned his basement property of all skin. Sliced him like a razor blade all around his "friends" and pealed him like a banana. One of the boys was gone and other was playing tag with his ankle. Quick thinking the crew packed everything on ice, got him to the hospital and all was saved but the friend. He lived a comfortable life after that even having offspring but dang that's a bad way to get there. Anyone have some rope? I need to tie my knees together now.