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Offline sbwhart

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Acident with pillar drill
« on: March 19, 2009, 11:31:23 AM »
Just thought I'd pass this on for information and a warning.

A friend has just lost his thumb in an acident with a drilling machine, from what I can find out he didn't have the work clamped to the table and he was wearing gloves, as the drill broke through it snatched the job out of his hand the glove got tangled and ripped his thumb off.

Lets be carfull out there.

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Re: Acident with pillar drill
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009, 01:45:13 PM »
OUCH!!!!!

Oooh that`s curled me toes up!  :bugeye:

Frankly, I`ve never liked working in gloves, on our type of machinery.

They can be wound in.....

Also they allow you to forget just how tender your hands are, compared to tooling, hot components & swarf.

Far better to keep `em clear altogether!

Hope your friend soon recovers from his ordeal.....

David.

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Re: Acident with pillar drill
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 02:19:17 PM »
Umm, not pretty,

My mate lost the tips off his fingers on his right hand down to the first knuckle about 3 years ago. Index finger down to the second knuckle.

He suffered a lot, umpteen operations over 2yrs, and even now he's in constant pain. Esp when cold.

His work supervisor lifted the guard on a spindle molder without even warning him....fingers gone before he realised anything...too late by then.

I feel for your friend.... :(
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Re: Acident with pillar drill
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009, 03:51:06 PM »
Unlike most people, machines have no feelings or preferences.

They will quite happily munch away at whatever is fed to them.

DO NOT FEED THE ANIMALS MACHINES.

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Re: Acident with pillar drill
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2009, 04:15:29 PM »
They've sewed his thumb back on again he's just got to see if it takes and how much use/feeling he's left with.

Cheers

Stew

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Re: Acident with pillar drill
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2009, 05:19:25 PM »
His work supervisor lifted the guard on a spindle molder without even warning him....fingers gone before he realised anything...too late by then.

That's terrible  :bugeye:
and scary that someone else's mistake cost him so much

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Re: Acident with pillar drill
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2009, 02:55:29 AM »
They've sewed his thumb back on again he's just got to see if it takes and how much use/feeling he's left with.

Cheers

Stew

All the best of good luck to him......

David.
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