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    Most of my injuries have been due to stupidity/carelessness.

    Sadly, I doubt I'll ever graduate from the School of Hard Knocks. I just keep taking new classes!

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    PHOTOS? !!

    Yah gotta have photos.....

    But, yes Stainless steel has a 600% or more chance of cutting, slicing, dicing, you.

    I try and stay away from Stainless steel. Though today I sold off all my Stainless and got just over NZ$40 for it @ NZ$1.15 a Kg.
    Im glad its gone.

    Using a BFH is also a good way to get sliced... Put that together with Stainless and the results normally long deep and bloody.
    I , if doing Stainless, make up some arm sleeves to protect wrists and arms, and gloves too.

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    Yes, caution is your friend. It doesn't take more than three or four cuts on the arm to the bone to use up an entire proceeds from a pick up load of shred steel. Do you have insurance or do you fall outside of the "system?" You know, non minority, English speaking working person.

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    All good discussion but for this specific case, check out when he posted about the injury, June, 2013. He has probably learned his lesson and moved on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DakotaRog View Post
    All good discussion but for this specific case, check out when he posted about the injury, June, 2013. He has probably learned his lesson and moved on...
    If he didn't have medical insurance he's probably still paying for it.......

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    I don't mind the old "oops I almost got seriously injured" threads being brought back to the top. Good reminder for all of us.

    Sunday I was out unloading the stuff I brought home to break down. Was standing on the bed of my truck. As I went to step off it, I slipped or tripped or something. Ended up falling on my back side and hitting my noggin on a bucket of aluminum I had sitting there.

    Just a couple inches to the left and I would have had a piece of hard-drawn aluminum wire stuck in my skull or neck.

    As we get older we get less nimble and don't have the cat-like reflexes we once had!!!
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    You got to be like that "Dream Car" happy guy in the Chitown burbs who always wears his hard hat taking stuff in. Yep, gravity and hitting sharp high specific gravity stuff makes bad combos...

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    You learned the hard way . But great to know that you are okay. By the way what is the proper way of breaking down a dryer ie without injuring yourself much. Does anybody know? And what type of dryer were you trying to break down?

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    MelvinS- Probably not using an axe like he did 2 1/2 years ago. You're probably not going to get a reply about what brand of dryer it was. Dryers usually aren't that dangerous to dismantle...

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    Harsh lesson.

    I do use an axe or hatchet at times dismantling stuff but I use it to crack open the plastic housings instead of pulling dozens of screws... never on metal items... this is just a case of using the proper tool for the job. i also always wear safety glasses / steel toe leather boots, leather riding chaps and other suitable safety gear when required.

    laugh about the riding chaps if you want... they have save me and my legs and jewels many a painful moment handling sharp or rusty metal. not to mention saved on clothing budget for pants.

    many of us get lazy and some getting lucky taking short cuts to make a few pennies. you just were reminded the hard way to use a proper tool or weigh gain vs risk.

    hope your injury serves to keep others from repeating it. even if you had to bleed for it.

    hope you heal up quick.
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