Re: Got bit even with gloves on!
I had a double hernia at age 4-1/2!...
I picked up two heavy objects,a large cast iron frying pan,after I saw Curly on the 3 Stooges making hotcakes on one--my mom said I wanted pankakes and nearly had a stroke when she saw me lugging it around....and a day or so later my older brother teased me ,saying I was too weak to lift a 50 lb elevator weight ,my dad had a pair of them he used to add weight to the back of his station wagon in the winter..
I picked it up over my head with great strain,and fell over backwards..(but I did it!).
I felt OK after the initial scare,but the next day my gut was hurting bad,my parents took me to Burbank hospital just up the street and I had to have surgery..
This led to some life long complications..
I've had wire bristles end up in my chest more than once,funny thing is you don't feel them right away usually,its not until an infection starts and then you know one is there--I have had a few go in 3/4" and I had to use pliers to extract them..
I had a wire brush on a 9" grinder come apart while removing flaky rust on a truck frame,it may have been spinning over its rated RPMs ..
In the auto parts store's machine shop I got some injuries--one day a u-joint I was pressing out had the bearing cap shatter and shards imbedded in my belly button area,didn't feel it till the next morning..
Another day I had a wheel bearing I was splitting with a chisel shatter and some metal stuck in my eye,had to go that dug out with a needle..the shard went right behind the safety glasses..(and I'm guilty of not wearing any as often as I should still !)..
Luckily it did only minor permanent damage to it..took me 6 months to see good again out of that eye..
It's easy to get wounded working on things and using power & hand tools..seems like I get at least one good wound every time I attempt to fix or build something and I'm pretty careful..