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Accidents while renovating

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by Scott No Mates, 7th May, 2016.

  1. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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  2. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    allow me to paste the title of that article:

    Young man’s scrotum caught up in power tool at home in Sydney’s west
     
  3. datto

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    Pretty bad.

    Nail guns can get quite nasty as well.
     
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    How? Just how?

    The worst I have done is hit my thumb with a hammer .....oh and broken MANY fingernails :)
     
  5. SK Investments

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    I've had a cutting disc break and smash me in the groin. Stanley knife slips and finger cuts are a common one.

    The main issue I have is to accidentally turn a repair into a complete renovation overhaul.
     
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    Just a simple case of "manscaping" gone way way to far!!:eek:
     
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  7. Joynz

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    The top of my thumb was drilled through three years ago, while erecting a shed.

    Attaching the wall panels - one person had to be on each side of the wall - no line of sight, so all communication by voice only.

    The person doing the drilling(from behind the wall panel) decided to drill through the top - despite saying a minute before 'I'll drill the middle next'. The top was where my hands were!

    But the drilling wasn't the worst of it. ( it was only a narrow drill bit). The bad thing was that I developed 'proud flesh' or granulation in the wound. This is a really painful condition where the flesh in the wound started growing excessively but didn't form a skin. Even the slightest contact by anything was agony.

    Went on for weeks. Eventually had to be treated by the Dr applying silver nitrate from a wooden stick, pushed into the wound to transfer it. That was very very very painful.
     
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    Accidently nailed my hand to a support beam above my head when nail gun bounced off steel beam. Couldnt reach my hammer to pull the nail so had to wait about 15 mins for plumber to come back. Decided that nail had missed important bits so kids teddy bear bandaid was good enough to let me finish the day. Not sure what I would have done if it was just a normal bandaid :D
     
  9. hwbesqu

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    So easy for accidents to happen. My husband was grinding off a grab rail from beside the toilet. Instead of switching off the grinder, he swapped it to his left hand while he pulled on the rail, and almost severed his right hand. Simple mistake, but long term consequences.
     
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    I used to work in the theatre of a major hospital and the Monday morning list would chockablock with Weekend Warrior mishaps, you'd be amazed at how many injuries people can inflict on themselves. Falling off ladders at great heights usually resulted in injuries that needed immediate, not delayed, attention.
     
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    One hand with the pain relief, one hand under the blankies making sure it's still there.
     
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  12. Scott No Mates

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    Stocktake?
     
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    I knew a guy that was accident prone, he was a real twit and used to give us a lot of laughs, one that can be easily told is he got into a wardrobe with a circular saw, result was a cut open guts when it jammed and kicked back.
     
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    I got electrocuted when my electrician forgot to terminate a live wire sticking out of the wall. Luckily we are good mates so just laughed it off.
     
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    What a shocking thin to do
     
  16. Agent99

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    Youd probably wanna do a double count for sure
     
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