Luckily, the urgent care center is only two miles away.
I’m clumsy. Everyone who has worked with me knows that and avoids walking beneath me. I’ve suffered more than my share of cuts, breaks, crushes, nailer accidents, falls, and an odd encounter with a belt sander — and this project is no different. Luckily my doctor and an urgent care center are just two miles away. So far, I’ve made three visits since this project started.
The first was for a tiny scratch on my left index finger, which got infected quickly and required an antibiotic infusion to avoid amputation.
Next was a fall through the ceiling joists. I stepped on a sheet of OSB that didn’t reach the next joist. Looking back, I should have just let myself drop through. But my automatic response was to catch myself. That lead to bruised ribs and arms but, luckily, no breaks.
The third accident was a pretty severe knife cut.
Holy fuck. Get better mike. All the best!!!... lates.
You're careless, not "clumsy." When you're a constant danger to yourself and others, it can't honestly be dismissed as something so cute or harmless as clumsiness. Reality-check. You lack sufficient concentration, you lack sufficient coordination, you're illicitly or ill-advisedly using drugs, or all of the above; in any case, you're probably in the wrong line of work for how "clumsy" you are.
I've seen many of your videos over the years Mike, and I don't believe you are clumsy. Sometimes things happen
that you have no control over, just be careful in what you are attempting, and I hope you heal quickly.
not sure if this is not a Halloween screenshot
A wound so deep and so little blood.
But the message is clear: you need to be more aware about what you are doing on a jobsite. Nobody has the time to think long enough about an incident. It comes sudden and unexpected at that moment. Safety meetings have their place.
One of my framers fell off a roof. 35 years experience in construction, accidentfree. Worked on a chimney. Roofmaterial cedar shingles. Dry sunny weather. No sawdust or debris on the roof. Needed more material and walked diagonally down the roof. 4/12 pitch.Shoes were rubbersole, no dirt on them. To this day he does not know how he fell. Fell from a one story building and landed with his back on a concrete sump lid. Broke his back but lived. Fall protection? How do you convince a guy to wear fallprotection on such a roof when his trademark is doing handstands on a roofridge when the framing is done. On the other hand I was trying to cut a piece of 1/4" x1" brass flat bar with an anglegrinder and the safety guy came and demanded full hasmatgear complete with ventilation gear.
Accidents will happen but you can go a long way to prevent them
You remind me of that nine finger carpenter that worked with Bob Villa. You miight get healthy if you develop a sincere respect for life.
Get Well Soon Mate...