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Old 12-10-2011, 05:46 PM   #21
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That reminds me of another accident we had.
I had a guy running a gorlitz open reel machine with a 11/16 " cable.
He was trying to clear a sewer from the closet bend.
The bathroom was small and not much room for him and the machine.
He hit a blockage and was trying to power through it.
The cable was over torqued and snap in the reel.
There was about an 8" long piece of cable sticking out of the basket.
when the cable snapped the basket spun back wards and he couldn't get out of the way of that 8" peace of cable.
He had a half dozen puncture woulds from the cable.
He was bleeding badly, and the home owner didn't want a mess in their house so they drug him out to the front yard. He was knocked out cold, and the HO never called for help.
So when he came too, did he finish the job, go to the hospital or what?
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:53 PM   #22
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A guy I worked with abruptly jumped off an 8' ladder and got his ring finger hooked. All his weight approximately 220 lbs pulled all the skin off his finger leaving his bones exposed but unharmed. ER slipped it back on and stitched it up.
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A guy I worked with abruptly jumped off an 8' ladder and got his ring finger hooked. All his weight approximately 220 lbs pulled all the skin off his finger leaving his bones exposed but unharmed. ER slipped it back on and stitched it up.

That just made a tingle go up my spine.






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Don't try to drill through hardi board with them either, dulls them out quick.
Try the Blue-Boar tungsten carbide hole saws, they'll rip through Hardi like butter.

I drilled a 4-5/8" hole through a CMU block with an 18volt cordless drill in less than a minute.
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Got a good chunk out of my pinky when a grinder wheel exploded. Still can't feel about half of that finger. As always I was sent there to help the wonder boy who had been plumbing since the birth of Jesus, he couldn't figure out why he keep getting leaks further down the galvanized pipe when he used a wood blade on his sawzall. F-ing tool.
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I was grinding off a flange with a cup wire wheel !! Standing in a sizzer lift 20' in the air. The cup bite the flange the wrong way the grinder jumped from my hand and landed on my arm( still spinning ) and took off a bunch of skin!!! Had an apprentice one time let a 4" hole saw get away from him and it grabbed his neck!!! God it almost got his jugular !!!
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I would NEVER run a drain machine with out a foot peddle, to do so is just asking for trouble.
Sounds a lot like a discussion I had with someone just the other day....

I wouldn't run one without a GFCI on it either....

Nobodys stopped up sewer is worth dying over...

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Sounds a lot like a discussion I had with someone just the other day....

I wouldn't run one without a GFCI on it either....

Nobodys stopped up sewer is worth dying over...

http://www.justicenewsflash.com/2009...910242450.html
One guy here told me as he was reaching over his machine to turn it off the pedal was way to dangerous to use. As for a GFCI they call mine a splitter, to be fair the gorlitz has one built in.
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So when he came too, did he finish the job, go to the hospital or what?
Called 911 and to the hospital to have the holes sewn up.
He didn't return to work for 6 weeks.
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My first day plumbing I was getting a tour of site. Walking past a guy with no pants seemed odd. I guess he got the hammer drill stuck in his jeans and it ripped em right off.
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