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WOW, Vid, Deep Forearm LAC due to Chainsaw accident - Graphic with blood and stuff.

Post in 'The Gear' started by HDRock, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. HDRock

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  2. MasterMech

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    It's amazing how cavalier this doc is about this guy nearly losing an arm. He "almost missed dinner because of this." ;lol :roll:
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  3. Sprinter

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    Saw stuff like this when I was a ff/emt. It's always sickening, but it always makes you more careful, too... Mods should leave it here, IMO.
  4. gmule

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    I wonder how that happened?
  5. Sprinter

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    Well, his arm is a limb... Oh, never mind. Gallows humor. Couldn't have survived without it.;sick
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    Yikes! Carefull with the saws fella's!!

    Somebody PLEASE re-post/bump this around late November/December when I start processing some wood!
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    Looks like my left leg in 1988. You could see the bone. Held it together up the 900 feet to the house and drove to the emergency room. Lady told me to have a seat. In a minute a nurse ran out and hauled me in.

    While the two ER docs were stitching it inside and out they were talking about their golf games. I didn't want to irritate them by giving them any grief at the moment. After they finished I burned their ear drums.
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    I'm not sure that would bother me. I might even find it comforting; if they're not worried, why should I be? I wouldn't be happy if they seemed distracted, but people think more clearly when they're relaxed.

    I have a friend who's a retired surgeon, with whom I've talked quite a bit about surgery. It's not all gore and revulsion for them; it's more like working on machine that happens to be soft and wet. There are dangerous bits, but it's not all dangerous, and they can generally tell the difference.
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    Yep. When its real serious you can tell. They're not doing any small talk.
    I never wear arm protection, might start. I'm saving this for around October
    and show it to a few people.;)
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    Just another day at the office... like swapping out power supplies on a Dell.
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  11. MasterMech

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    Once upon a time, that was an interesting and potentially smokey operation. ;lol

    Dell decided to use some powersupplies that used standard ATX connectors but for some $&%^ing reason the polarity was reversed. So replacing the power supply with a standard off the shelf component would fatally wound the mainboard every time. (circa 2000-2002?)
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    rudysmallfry Feeling the Heat

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    Shouldn't the part about this being very graphic maybe be in the title? I saw the pic before that little warning. Yuck!!! I'm sitting here trying to figure out what position that guy had to have been in to be cut there. I can't even begin to recreate it. Any idea how he did that?
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    Done.
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    I like the new title ,BB :)
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    rudysmallfry Feeling the Heat

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    Love the new title and stuff. ;lol
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    chain could have broken and come back deflected in some manner
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    Geez... I hope not! I'd hate to think he was doing everything right, and still ended up with that gash.
  18. ScotO

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    Saw a similar cut happen to my cousin's FIL (he owns a local landscaping/tree removal service). Guy was a professional and never had an accident in 30 years of doing tree work. He was up in a lift limbing out a tree when his hand slipped off of the saw (never activated the brake). Saw fell backwards under partial throttle and did exactly what happened to that guys' arm. I'm betting that he was using a top handled saw and had a similar scenario.

    Just goes to show you that no matter how experienced you are, accidents can happen to anybody ANYTIME. Always have your head in the game and be very careful!

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