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#1 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 25, 2014 - 12:10 PM

I am sitting in the er now with my dad. He was using the pressure washer and he turned it off and wanted to wet a rag. The built up pressure punctured his skin and filled his hand with water. Awhile it's not terrible serious or life threatening it could be.

Be careful! I have cut myself with the water and felt like I smashed my finger with a hammer.

Awhile we all know what not to do. We make mistakes.
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Posted May 25, 2014 - 12:39 PM

That sounds so painful!


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 12:48 PM

Thanks. Same goes for compressed air.A guy who used to work with me punctured his hand.For some reason he felt compelled to inject air ito it it. The hand actually inflated. We sent him off to the ER. Needless to say he is long gone. (Not deceased)


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 01:05 PM

I was washing some parts Friday and Jared walked up and started to stick his greasy hands in the spray. I shut it off real fast and let him know that it was not a really good idea.

 

When I was a kid my dad and I were cleaning some concrete and I was holding the hose to keep it from hanging up. It developed a pin hole leak and I decided to stick my finger over it to stop it. Only took me a fraction of a second to decided that was a bad idea.


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 01:05 PM

Thanks. Same goes for compressed air.A guy who used to work with me punctured his hand.For some reason he felt compelled to inject air ito it it. The hand actually inflated. We sent him off to the ER. Needless to say he is long gone. (Not deceased)

That guys name was spelled IDIOT


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 03:02 PM

Some antiboditcs an anti inflammatory he is set. Hand looks much better and he is back outside working
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Posted May 25, 2014 - 03:05 PM

Had a guy at work running a compressed air nozzle up and down his arm, needless to say his skin ruptured and his forearm looked like Popeye's arm. 


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 03:14 PM

This is why they don't sell high pressure air nozzles anymore.( Did you know that?)


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 03:24 PM

This is why they don't sell high pressure air nozzles anymore.( Did you know that?)

Now how are you supposed to skin your coyote?

 



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Posted May 25, 2014 - 03:36 PM

Glad your Dad is ok that could have real bad. I was PW a wood shake roof one time & as I was backing up my arm bumped into one of the dormers. The nozzle swung around & split the toe of my work boot.

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Posted May 25, 2014 - 03:48 PM

Glad Dad is OK. Tell him to get a bucket next time :poke:
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Posted May 25, 2014 - 04:18 PM

Years ago we would wash wheel bearings then slip them over our fingers and spin them with compressed air to dry them. One of the mechanics told me he saw a guy loose fingers doing that. The bearing had been spinning at high speed and locked up. Guess it made it real mess and I never did that again.


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 04:25 PM

That guys name was spelled IDIOT


So you know him, huh? Glad he moved down your way and isn't anywhere near me!

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Posted May 25, 2014 - 05:00 PM

Glad Dad is OK. Tell him to get a bucket next time :poke:


I've already been poking at him. The nurse came in and told him he needed an antibiotic shot. It had to go in his butt cheek because there was so much fluid. I told the nurse just to inject it in his hand that we already know it can hold fluid.
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Posted May 25, 2014 - 05:15 PM

Ouch, some nasty stories there. Hydraulic fluid is another hazard. If you ever get any injected under the skin you need to go right to the hospital and have it dealt with. So, at the least always wear gloves when working around hydraulic systems and take all the precautions you can to avoid high pressure fluid exposure. 


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