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joregan at gmail.com
Tue Sep 21 23:52:39 MSD 2004
On Tue, 21 Sep 2004 15:00:36 -0400, Ben Okopnik <ben at callahans.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 21, 2004 at 07:11:06PM +0100, Jimmy O'Regan wrote:
> > Fate intervenes - I might have to leave it till next month because I had
> > to get a few stitches in my hand (yet another work related injury) and I
> > might not be able to do enough typing one handed.
> GRRRR! What is this, the bad luck season?
(This is going to take a while to type)
I changed shifts 4 weeks ago, so my brother and I would be able to
start a band. After 3 years without an accident, I've had 2 cuts and a
fall sinve then. On my third day, I picked up a knife, thinking it was
one of the half-blunt knives we use, only to find (when it was stuck
halfway into my knuckle) that it was one of those used in the beef
area. Although my supervisor is supposed to be a trained first aider,
he just stuck a plaster on it, and taped it down when the blood washed
it off, thereby making it worse. In hindsight, I should have demanded
to be taken to the hospital, but instead trusted that he would do the
right thing. It healed before I could make it to a doctor, and I no
longer have feeling in that knuckle.
I've found out since that he once kept someone working all night after
a 10 foot fall. That guy went home at 8am, and was on life support at
Today, I had to dispose of the hoop blade we use. We have been told
constantly that we have to throw these into the skip. This is, it
turns out, wrong in so many ways, but as it left my hand, it snagged
on my jacket, and cut through my finger, I think to the bone (I didn't
ask, because I didnt want to be sure - I was keeping a positive
outlook, but just barely). The only thing that's worrying me now is
the thought that I might lose feeling in my finger too.
So... the job hunt is on with a vengeance.
At least I have my heavy metal cred (Tony Iommi, guitarist of Black
Sabbath, lost two fingertips in a factory accident the day before the
band were due to go on their first European tour. On his fretting hand
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