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Re: Wish I would stop doing this

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Posted by rusty j 14 on October 07, 2012 at 10:34:10 from (

In Reply to: Re: Wish I would stop doing this posted by DeltaRed on October 07, 2012 at 08:06:32:

I worked in an auto body shop, doing metal work and body repairs. I knew the dangers ssociated with the large hand-held grinders, that they could "catch" in between two doors, or the edge of a fender next to a door.
Well, one day i got careless, and that 8 inch disc soon showed me the folly of my ways!
It caught in between door edge and fender edge, snapped around, and smacked me on my left cheek---hard and fast! Fortunately, the disc had stopped, and was just starting to revolve. I had several nasty scratches on my face and chin! Boss took me to hospital, but they just cleaned up my face, stuck a plaster on it, and sent me home. And---I honored that grinder and all of the other tools from then on! And, i still do! I figured the tools are way smarter than i am. They only have to work occasionally, but i had to work every day--and all day!
And, it missed my nose! I'd hate to have been named "No-nose" from then on! RJ


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