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Damn mud

Discussion in 'Safety Issues' started by Shimmy1, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. Shimmy1

    Shimmy1 Senior Member

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    It's certainly not as bad as hmearth's finger, but still hurts. I was climbing back up on the hoe after cleaning tracks tonight, and slipped on the muddy track. If I'd have had the house parallel to the tracks, I could have been using the step. Grrrrr. IMG_20181211_205855921.jpg
     
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    Ouch! I wish I could say I don’t know what that feels like but I’ve done that more times than I can count!
     
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    Few years ago I was loading fertilizer at a local elevator. The bins were on a raised concrete pad, about the same height as the top step on the truck. Like an idiot I stepped over to it from the truck, not realizing it was icy as $#it. Landed pretty much my body weigh on one shin, right on the concrete edge. It made a hole in my leg that required me going to a P.T. 5 times to have her dig the scabbing off from around the injury so it could heal from the bottom. If you never have had to have something like this done, I would recommend keeping it that way. Couldn't use anesthetic because she had to judge how deep she was going by how much noise I was making.
     
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    I fell between the deck of the lowboy and the tire of its 1st axle walking backwards on the trailer deck this summer. I really didn't think it was that bad, finished the job and a two hour truck ride home. Got home and took my boots off and my sock was pretty soaked with blood, a little squishy in my boot. I could see white in the hole, but there's not a lot of meat on top of the shin. 8 stitches did the trick. Its still a little tender though.

    Nice to know I'm not the only one without a set of tanned legs:). Frost deep enough that you have time to heal up?
     
  5. Shimmy1

    Shimmy1 Senior Member

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    Not deep enough. I'm cleaning ponds currently. It's going pretty good, but a few more inches of frost in the ground around the ponds would make it even better. Also have a few burn piles to bury, and after that I need to get about 500 yds of field rock hauled and stockpiled for a job next summer. Seems there's no end to the work this year.
     
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    Stepped on a Corn Queen battery box ONCE without testing it first, ended up shinnying my left leg almost four inches as the cover rolled off and I slid against the box edge dropping down. PITA then did the SAME CRAP act on the Pete this last year while washing the cab stepping up on the battery box cover, SHIIIIT! We all heal, just sucks to watch it bleed, again.
     
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    Been there did that slipped of d8r dozer arm .didnt think nuthen of it till i looked down 15 minutes later cuz my waterproof boots felt squishy had blood running off toe of my boot 3 staples later i was good to go , wouldnt have went to dr for it but i broke a blood vessel . It was a tiny geyser when the cleaned it
     
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    Wondering: Should an injury like that be wrapped with plain gauze and change every day, just like my grandma did....I would beg for a telfa pad (non stick) and not the gauze but now I realize her methods were intended to remove the surface to allow it to drain and heal from the inside....very painful to change the gauze I do recall very well.
     
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    Those shin scrapes are painful !

    Don't go with any cheap over the counter medicine on this Shimmy .

    Take as many Hamm's as needed until the pain has subsided .:D

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  10. Shimmy1

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    IMG_20181227_215538728.jpg What do you think of the Special Light?
    Leg is doing pretty good, lol. Managed to get it this far without tearing it up again. That usually doesn't happen.
     
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    [QUOTE="Shimmy1, post: 784068, member: 43781" What do you think of the Special Light?
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    I like it ! Now it's a higher end brew at $ 10.99 for a 30 pack but that's the cost of doing business .:D

    Glad to see the leg healing up .:)
     
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  12. DMiller

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    Thinking Whiskey, and NOT poured over it!!!
     
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    I've lost count of the number of times I barked my shins on muddy/crap covered tractor steps. Always hurts for way longer than it seems it should.
     
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    I have one to match that about in the same place. I did it the same way except the house did parallel the tracks. The step had been ripped off and never replaced.
    I round that a repeated application of a Grey Goose took the edge of of it. A plus though.... I developed in a flash, some vernacular that was completely unknown to Marine Corp drill instructors!
     
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    Barked shins, Barked knuckles, barked elbows, knees even my head, I am not sure how much more scar tissue a body can support.
     
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    Frosty mornings climbing scraper elevator flights can be just as bad... Ask me how I know. :(
     
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    A LOT.
     
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    Was changing a busted triple leaf tapered trailer spring under a pipe tongue gravel pup, LOADED, had the trailer pretty well cribbed, had the spring loose and dropped the old busted one out, new one just need another 1/2" of clearance so stuck a jack and blocks between axle to underframe to spread it just a might. Round tube Hobbs, not so sweet underframe had just got spring in place and was re-maneuvering out of the line of fire when the jack kicked out, blocking caught me in the side of the face/cheek, I was already mad that just set off the anger monster. A few guys close by as the jack, blocks, a four pound alignment wrench and a slew of expletives many had never heard prior came flinging out and they EXITED. I finished up the install, got my stuff out from under, came out and headed to the wash room so I would not scare the owner of the truck OR the shop as was just a TAD bloodied, was actually running into my eye and ear on left side. Got the bleeding under control, bandaid applied and all was back to Normal, kinda.
     
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    From this business I've been burned, stabbed, shot, had broken bones, crushed toes, folded, spindled and mutilated. For some reason I still feel lucky.

    I started counting scars one day and gave up when I got to twenty. They seem to be looking thicker and brighter now that my skin is starting to get thin and lighter colored. My eye brows hide four and there are plenty above my hair line. I can't image what I'd look like if there were no hair up there. The burn scars are the thickest. The cuts and scrapes on my hands are turning bright white. The skin on my shins is getting thin and I think at times I can see the bones underneath. At least I got all the tramp steel out of my body.
     
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    I have managed not to get shot yet although I was repossessing a D6 in Port Angeles one night and I thought someone was going to take care of that for me...
     
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