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Old 05-07-2008, 02:11 AM   #1
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Funny story..heh

I was at work yesterday drilling a hole through a double thick cinder block wall with a Hilti hammer drill (huge metal jack hammer like drill), when the bit grabbed and spun the drill motor into my face!!!

I was six feet up on a ladder and in a corner, so my options were limited as far as where I was in relation to the drill. Thank God I was wearing my safety glasses or I'd have lost an eye!

Does my nose look crooked?



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Old 05-07-2008, 03:08 AM   #2
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Prop's for wearing the safety glasses. I don't use them enough. When I was drilling a hole in a board this weekend for my kegerator, I blew a bunch of sawdust into my eye, luckily it didn't take to long to clear up.

I need to get serious about wearing them again.


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Old 05-07-2008, 03:13 AM   #3
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Damn, that looks like it could have been nasty. Another set o' props for safety glasses. I'm glad you're okay. It's so much better to read about how bad it could have been than to see a "memorial gifts can be sent to . . ." thread.

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Old 05-07-2008, 03:21 AM   #4
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+1 for safety glasses... When my brother and I were in Arkansas doing some installations on transit buses he had some metal shavings fall in his eye from using the step bit. I rushed him over to the eye wash station, only to find 2 things:
1. The push bar was missing
2. When I used a wrench on the valve, brown water came out
3. The drain wasn't hooked up so we got water all over our feet

Luckily I was able to get him over to the circular hand wash station and flush his eye out. So we both learned two valuable lessons that day, always wear safety glasses and make sure the shop you're doing contract work in has it's safety equipment tested to code!
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Ya...It's crooked.

I want to know how damn tough you gotta be to not fall off the damn ladder?
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Does my nose look crooked?

Yeah. That must have hurt like a bitch. Good thing you didn't come off that ladder in a dramatic way. I'd say it was lucky you were wearing your safety glasses, but luck had nothing to do with that. Glad you're okay.
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Does your face hurt? Cuz it's killin me!


Glad you're OK though, and all you got out of the deal was a slightly crooked nose and posting about it on the internet.
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Ya...It's crooked.

I want to know how damn tough you gotta be to not fall off the damn ladder?
I've always been able to take a beating...that's my super power...
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Been there, done that. You're lucky you didn't break your arm. I always try to get up the ladder a bit higher, so that the drill is closer to shoulder or waist level, but sometimes your situation dictates otherwise. That sh!t HURTS!!!!! Don't push on the drill so hard, it's less likely to grab...........

What trade are you in, and what was the hole for???? Just being nosey.
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Holy cow! Be sure to post pictures to show how that nasty bruise is progressing.
Glad that there was no serious damage!


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