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  1. #1
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    Default Welding accidents

    Have you ever had a big glob of spatter fall on the back of your neck? Or have you ever acidently got flash burn? If so, post it.
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    Just part of the daily routine.
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  3. #3
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    yeah, i usualy get burnt while im welding, but it is nothing bad
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    Default I don't think so.

    We already discussed my bar-b-qued berries. Once is enough..

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    I remember when i learned how to weld 6010 overhead... Looked like i had chicken pox on both arms for a week...

    Had a guy on the last job who was welding (and should not be welding) get a rod stuck.. Rod get so cherry it melts in half.. Then in his fit of furry he somehow manages to stick the hot rod through his thumb.. With glove on, in the bottom out the top...
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    Default i could write a book about catching my self on fire

    once wore tennis shoes while welding burnt the crap out of the foot ,and kicked the shoe across the shop .
    i trashed that set of crispies.......................................... ...
    ..........THERE IN LIES THE DANGERS OF GOING TO WORK ON YOUR DAY OFF...THEY MIGHT PUT YOU TO WORK

    tacmig,
    you aint the only one who roasted your chestnuts
    i dont think mine was that bad though.
    i was sitting on a chunk of wideflange after welding the top flange then i stood up to move my tangled leads
    and went right down in front of my weld .
    my daddy always said i was IRONHEADED....
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    Cutting with a torch, outside, in the summer, wearing shorts and work boots. Was squatted down and a piece of molten metal went down the back of my boot. Thats why you shouldnt wear shorts I still do sometimes, depending on what I'm doing, but stay outta the way better. The worst I have done was cut my left hand with a grinder, 10 stitches later, thumb is still numb. I ALWAYS wear gloves grinding now.
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    I worked in a body shop parttime when I was a teenager. The boss was working on the fender of a '57 Chevy when he leaned back onto a 7" grinder with a paddle switch. We took him to the ER and they removed denim, cotton and assorted dirt from his right "cheek". I stopped the next evening to see how he was doing. He walked out onto the lawn barefoot and tramped on a hornet. Back to the ER to get the swelling down in his foot. He's been in management for years. I don't think he would have lived this long if he hadn't.

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    Well i usually get burnt at least once a day, but i naild my thumb with a 7 inch angle grinder and was wearinf gloves it didnt matter chewd the gloves up0 like nothing didnt need stitches but id **** sure hurt.

  10. #10
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    nothing too serious welding, some hot flux in the eye, flap disk edge in the thumb (they remove skin faster than metal!). One day I was just doing a "quick" job migging a BBQ grate on the ground in shorts and wound up with a really bad and painful "sunburn" only on my thighs.

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