We're re-furbishing our pontoon boat for next season. Last night I was attempting to cut a zip tie with a very pointed pocket knife and not having much luck. I pushed in on the knife to get better leverage to cut.
The tie gave way unexpectedly and I drove the knife into the back of the thumb on the other hand. First time I've ever had a spurting wound.
Fortunately I seem to have missed all the tendons and nerves. But I'll be in a splint for at least 4 days to help prevent tearing the stitches out. That's going to set me back a few days.
The moral is: Always pay attention to where the other hand is.