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Old 10-17-2006, 01:23 AM   #1
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My headpressman ran his hand into the press today and took quite abit of meat off. i couldnt believe it at first but after i seen him laying on the floor and squirting blood. i ran for the managers office and told them to call 911, luckily he didn't go through the press but he did get caught pretty bad, the last i heard he was stil in surgery but the advanced news is no nerve damage or broken bones. It realy made me think about what i do every day, if he can **** up with 25 years experience then i need to be alot more carefull. Then after we cleaned up all the blood out of the press and off of the floor, we proceeded to go back to work after he left in the ambulance. i didn't much feel like working but the managers where insistant we get back to work. i believe after something like that i would have offered the day off to the crew or something similiar we where scheduled to be down on maintnance anyway. Life is short guys make your cars fast and enjoy everything as much as possible.
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Old 10-17-2006, 01:27 AM   #2
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a great friend of mine is missing 3 fingers from a press. Nasty buggers.
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Old 10-17-2006, 01:33 AM   #3
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Sorry about your boss. My wife is an ER nurse... I know industrial accidents can be very bad.

Slightly on topic:
It's been a fairly well known statistic in Naval Aviation that the majority of mishap are caused by two groups... the very green, and the very experienced. The new guys screw up because they're new guys. The old guys screw up because they get complacent.

The guys in the middle have the experience to be able to make good decisions unlike the newbs... and have probably been scared enough once or twice to be aware of their mortality and still take their time to make sure everything is perfect... unlike perhaps a very veteran guy who gets complacent misses something.
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My brother worked at a printing shop for a number of years. The worst one I even heard of was a guy with long hair getting his pony tail caught in a roller and basically scalping him. Lost both eyebrows and most of an ear.
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Old 10-17-2006, 01:44 AM   #5
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that machine doesnt stop very easily. i have been hung up in the folder myself but luckily not that bad
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:43 AM   #6
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i saw a guy lose a pinkie in a turbo charger impeller wheel once. It trashed the turbo, and we had to clean all the hand parts out of the chage piping up to the intercooler. It was gross.
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wow. I sorry about your boss I hope he is alright
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Reminds me of the days when mainframe computing was en vogue. Dress code in most computing centers was white shirt, thin black tie (seen the movie Apollo 13? They got that part right.) Anybody who worked around the big chain printers or high-speed card readers however was well advised to wear a clip-on tie. As fast as those printers moved, there was a very real risk that if a conventional tie got into one, you'd be strangled to death.
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i'm an industrial designer and i try to be veryaware of what i do with my hands, particularly my sketching hand. i have no gruesome stories of that nature to relate other than as a kid i worked in a deli. the fry cook went to lean up on the prep counter and forgot he left the covers off the fryer. he basically put his hand into 300 + degree cooking oil almost up to his elbow.

i have to make some of my own prototypes and form models and nothing makes me more nervous than a table saw. had a friend in college who cut her index finger lengthwise on a table saw anout a half inch.

as for those big mainframes, my father was an electrical engineer. he never wore jewelry on his hands because he had a colleague make contact on a circuit board with his wedding band and it literally took off his finger.

those printing presses are dangerous. it's too easy to lose your concentration around all those chemical fumes.

i hope the crush damage on your boss' hand is minimal.
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He should be able to keep his hand he has slight nerve damage on his thumb quite abit of meat missing and a broken finger :( so long as they can keep it from getting infected he should be alright, thanks for all the kind words guys.
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hey, sorry to bring up an old thread, but Magnam, what kind of presses do you work with? I used to work for a company that made replacement parts for harris presses. Like the M1000 and the old **** they use to print magazines, and sale adds.
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I try to be veryaware of what i do with my hands, particularly my sketching hand.
sketching hand.....Ya, Ok.
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