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Postby ShootnMathews » Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:19 am

Well I had a close call today. I've always heard that if you spend enough hours with something that it will bite you. And as much as I use power tools and equipment (several times a week, every week, every year) it's probably just by Gods grace that I've never been hurt bad.

Today while cutting some brush on a bank everything came together in the wrong way and I nicked myself with the chainsaw. Not bad. Right on the kneecap. About 1-1/2" long and right to the kneecap. Luckily it's all skin there. No real blood supply in that area. I'm sure it's going to be sore for a while but thanks to The Lord it's just a big scratch. This is only the second time I've ever been hurt by a tool. First was with a wood router doing 15,000 rpm on my index finger.

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Re: Close call

Postby Grimstod » Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:30 pm

Prays The Lord your ok. That could have been bad.
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Re: Close call

Postby Marauder 1 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:47 pm

Yikes Jared:
Did it require stitches? I'm glad your ok. Thank the Lord your ok. I've used a chainsaw many times over the years and I've always worried about the chain snapping or flying off and coming back to get me.

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Re: Close call

Postby farmerboy78 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:39 pm

Those things are worse than snakes, glad you're ok
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Re: Close call

Postby ShootnMathews » Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:46 pm

Thanks everybody. I'm ok. My wife hates my chainsaw now, but that's a good thing. ;)

Mark, no stitches for me. I hate needles and doctors so that's just a double whammy. I don't think there is anything they could do anyways. It basically removed an 3/16 wide track of skin. It will just have to fill in with scar tissue. I had just sharpened my chain before I went out. It was just one of those things where I was in too big of a hurry and I didn't wait for the chain to stop completely and it caught my jeans which jerked it into my knee. THe chain was on the deceleration and stopped almost immediately after hitting my jeans....almost. It will be Slow and painful to heal with such an open void I know. Lesson learned.

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Re: Close call

Postby ShootnMathews » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:32 am

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Cleaned and changed the bandage at lunch. Took a photo. I folded a lot of the shreds into place. Doesn't look too bad that way.
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Re: Close call

Postby Marauder 1 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:34 am

You should probably put a butterfly bandage on it at least, that would hold the skin in place and allow it to heal together. You might also want to get some type of antibiotic cream on it, you don't want to get it infected.

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Re: Close call

Postby kcwomack » Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:04 pm

Praise God! Glad to hear you're ok.
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