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Thread: Welding accidents
01-22-2008, 10:35 AM #11Scott
HMW [Heavy Metal welding]
01-22-2008, 11:09 AM #12
About 5 days ago, I was cutting some 1" thick plate over a large 36" tall I beam, I had My feet clear, but somehow managed to get a 3/4" or so blob of molten metal to hit my boot and lay on top.. Didnt realize it until after it melted through the boot and by then it was too late. Burned about 1/4- 3/8 down on the top of my foot, hurt like ****, then nothing... Now 5 days later its swollen, hurts like **** (healing I guess) and itches like crazy..... Be carefull out there, this ones a first for me..... Now I have a crater on the top of my foot....Voigt Precision Welding, Inc.
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01-22-2008, 06:56 PM #13Junior Member
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Last year our company Hired a friend of mine to come weld some 36 inch pipes for us, and I layed them out and lined them up then got out and helped him and watched while he welded, I knew better than to watch without a hood, but he had one of those auto ones and i had a old flip up kind, so every stinking time he started a new bead i would not be ready and get a quick flash to the eyes , later that night I could not sleep and eyes were watering, felt like sand in my eyes, almost went to hospital to have them look things over, went to work next day, tired, eye sore, made it all day, but man that hurt like heck for about a day.. bad thing is you dont know while its happening.. It gets you later after the fact..
01-22-2008, 07:05 PM #14Ken
What else is there besides welding and riding. Besides that
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01-22-2008, 07:27 PM #15Junior Member
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A pair of clear glasses will help some too.. I was doing some mirror welds this year.. Real humid day and my glasses kept fogging up.. I took them off not thinking.. While i was reaching in with the tig torch to get set up, i struck off a few time basicly in my face.. after a 8 hrs of that, that night was ****... In 6 yrs welding it was my first flash.. The saftey glasses will help to reflect some of the arc and protect your eyes some.. Not 100%..Journeyman Boilermaker Local 28 NJ
01-22-2008, 10:37 PM #16
Or as my auto teacher always says (and he is one to talk ) "blind men see no chicks."Dynasty 200DX, first generationMakita 5" grinder
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01-23-2008, 04:10 PM #17
ive had the usual, burns from welding, cuts from grinders/zipcuts. One day i was welding and had molten tar drip on to the back of my neck from the guys doing the blueskin... That $hit hurts cause it burns and sticks...
Luckily nothin serious and i still got all my limbs and id like to keep it that way
01-23-2008, 05:39 PM #18
about 2 years ago not think right i took a 7" grinder with out a guard and was cutting some sheet metal. the thing was to make a disc last longer i got the great idea to put a 16" chop saw blade on it ( lol dont do this) well need less to say it caught and ran across my knee. still no feeling in some part of mt knee and about 10 - 15 stitches, not my best day. another time doing some plasma cutting off the side of my table just got the end.... then i woke up on the floor, well the piece had flipped up and caught me in the face. just a pair of broken glasses and a black eye lol. o yeah and all the other things like burns, scrapes cuts, arc flashes, and all that other good stuff.trail blazer 302
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01-23-2008, 05:59 PM #19
Better to learn from others mistakes...
Not welding but this thread reminded me of one of those Home Improvement shows. Can't remember if it was This Old House or Home Again or whatever. Good old Bob Villa always had this carpenter working with him running a table saw. If you looked closely he is missing a couple fingers on each hand
Never been able to figure out why I can always tell when someone is going to do something stupid - except for myself
01-31-2008, 10:30 AM #20Member
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Spatter went down my glove and stuck to my ring! This one hurt like a *****.
3 days later. Couldn't get the ring off for two weeks!