Definite Blunder

Discussion in 'Mistakes, Blunders and Boo Boos' started by Jennifer Edwards, Nov 19, 2018.

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  1. Apr 29, 2019 #61

    Eoin

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    Accidents can happen in the most unexpected places.
    I once worked with a chap who only had three fingers on his left hand, the hand appeared quite normal and there were no obvious injuries, it was just a three-fingered hand,
    However, one day at 'smoko' he told me what had happened.

    He was a storeman in a very large warehouse and they had a mile or more of small steel bins/shelving going up high enough to require ladders to reach the top ones.
    He said that he was up a ladder and fell. he put out his left hand to catch hold of a bin front and his wedding ring caught on a bolt that was sticking out, his full weight went onto the finger and it ripped out right back to the wrist; hence the neat appearance!!

    He said that when the insurance people inspected the shelving/bins there was only one bolt (his) that was put in wrong and had the thread sticking out and that there were over a million bolts.
     
  2. Apr 29, 2019 #62

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    Thanks for the suggestion on the chuck key interlock. I teach kids to run lathes and mills so having one more method to keep them safe is always appreciated.
     
  3. Apr 30, 2019 #63

    john_reese

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    A good friend of mine lost her finger in a similar way. She was jumping down from the bed of a truck when her wedding ring caught on the stock rack of the truck.
     

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