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Yesterday I was out in the garage moving my welding cart away from my car where I had been doing some welding on the inside the night before. While I was moving the welding cart the 1 of the argon bottles fell over and landed on my big toe and I was wearing flip flops. Now I wasnt going to be working just moving the cart away from the car otherwise I probably wouldnt have been in flip flops. Thought it broke my big toe and possibly still might have but it busted my toe open under the toe nail and gushed blood for a few hours. Got it all bandaged up. Feels alot better this morning though, I think the swelling has gone down some so Im gonna remove the bandage and see if its quit bleeding finally. But the toe nail is definatly going to be coming off.
 

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OUCH!

Not long ago, I was moving some items when I saw a drill falling from a shelf and heading for one of my cars. I reached my hand out to block the drill, which had a bit in it that went right through my hand.

I'm sure your toe hurt more though :) A toe getting busted under weight is 2nd only to a kick in the nuts.
 

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I NEVER wear flip flops....I usually just go bare foot.....:eek:
Same here.


I was cutting up an old junker with the hot wrench and a ball of molten metal fell on the top of my foot. I just kicked it off. It burnt the piss out of me, but if I had shoes on, I might have not got it off. I had sandals on and my buddy was making fun of me and telling my I was stupid. (well that's a given mister obvious :p) Now if I had on heavy leather work boots like I should have, nothing would have happened.

I always say if your not bleeding your not working hard enough.


When it fell.....
Did you get into Orbit. tada-bah!
 

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Pic's or it did'nt happen. :eek:



Nemind. :lol:

Hope you did'nt break it, sounds extremely painful. Hop much?

Makes my toes hurt thinking about it.
 

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bottles chained down, drills stored with no bits, electric cords off the floor, no open toe shoes, use gloves, safety shield \ glasses, respirator, no welding near any glass, etc.
 

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bottles chained down, drills stored with no bits, electric cords off the floor, no open toe shoes, use gloves, safety shield \ glasses, respirator, no welding near any glass, etc.
That takes all the fun out of it. I mean heck you don't want to disappoint the wife. If she ever finds out you can do things with out a trip to the hospital, the honey do list will kill you.
 

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That takes all the fun out of it. I mean heck you don't want to disappoint the wife. If she ever finds out you can do things with out a trip to the hospital, the honey do list will kill you.
Nah just tell her you are crippled so you gotta work safely. No need to be Tim Taylor where the entire ER knows you by first name and they have a cart set up just for you. I still have painting and a huge list of house stuff to do, she just knows I have car stuff to do too.

My bottle tipped over and broke the gauges, I would rather it hit my foot. It had been strapped to the cart, but it slipped while I was moving stuff. Its nice and tight now. Always had to wear steel toes, gloves, and eye/ear protection in the USAF while working with cargo, so I tend to do things the same way now.
 

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Well I have 2 bottles the one strapped to the cart is empty. So I had the regulator hooked to the full bottle. And just didnt bother swapping the bottles out on the cart.

Here is the picture for the proof. And I finally went to the ER and the toe is broken in 3 places. Technically broken in 1 spot, fractured on the tip and chipped the bone in another spot.

I wasn't even going to do any welding. My neighbor brought some headers over to weld up and I was moving the welder away from my car where I had been welding the day before and thats when I tipped the argon bottle over. And I wear flip flops all the time nearly unless Im at work where Im required to wear boots.
 

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I partially tore my thumbnail off yesterday trying to pull apart the connectors of a stereo wiring harness in my truck. It's throbbing and I can still feel every single heartbeat. Of course, I don't have a break, so I can only partially relate. Heal up, bro!
 

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I already posted one joke about his "back foot"...that's it for me...bad Karma....I can't afford any more bodily harm, my carcass is already toast! E
 

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I already posted one joke about his "back foot"...that's it for me...bad Karma....I can't afford any more bodily harm, my carcass is already toast! E
Back foot, oh I get it, I thought you were doing the "Black foot" reference off of Mr. Deeds..
Sorry Orbit, I feel like a heal.. :rofl: Hope it gets better soon.. That looks terrible.:seeya:
 

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My wife sprained her wrist a while back.....In casual conversation with a friend, I mentioned that "the wife hurt one of her front legs"...she heard me.....that won't happen again!!!!:rofl::eek:
 
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