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Old 05-09-2020, 02:50   #1
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Hit in the eye AGAIN !



running a large jaw crusher Thurs. night.......slow feeding 55 gallon barrel of various sized pieces of metal using a forklift to hold the barrel +/- 15' above the floor and rotate to dump the metal a few pieces at a time.

done this hundreds of times....always wear safety glasses, boots, gloves, etc.

except starting now I have taken it upon myself to add a face shield to the PPE (personal protective equipment) list required for the task, and will update the Safety Mgr. of this Monday Morn.
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a golf ball sized piece of metal, maybe 1.5 Lb flew back out of the top of the crusher (common, pinch reaction) and fell directly down, and with perfect aim (and me victimizing myself with "target fixation") knocked my glasses out of its' way and hit me directly in the left eyeball.........

so I now have an abraided cornea.......a medicated "buffer lens" in my left eye keeping the lid & eyeball apart (this has replaced the "pressure patch" of days gone by)...a swollen eyeball, a massive headache......and eyedrops I have to use 1 drop every half hour.

Instead of the E.R. where i'd almost certainly catch Covid 19........I waited until yesterday afternoon & saw my family eye Dr's Son (in office) who told me to not worry about it when I offered to pay him.

Dr was at the beach but called his Son into the office to help me........BTW, he's the best Eye Dr. in the county!!

Anyhow.....watch out for falling objects and keep your Dr's payed up current......because you just never know !
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Damn glad ya didn't lose an eye,I never had the pleasure of that type of eye injury.
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I dont know about you folks but eye injuries make me squirm more than Covid fears. Im glad youre ok and hope you wont need to add a peg leg or hook to your temporary new look.
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I was building a house in FL last century running a skill saw cutting a sheet when a wood splinter flew right up into my eye from under the bottom of my safety glasses, a one in a million shot!

I kept working but no matter how hard I tried I couldn't get it out. By the next day it was very painful, and on the third day I couldn't take the pain any longer and went to get it removed, doc said it musta been very painful, and I woulda never got it out on my own.

Eye injuries can be very painful, take care!
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You need a better, safer job at a better place, Rocky's Pop!
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Had eye surgery back in 1970 for "lazy eye": they tried to strengthen the weak muscle but couldn't, so the solution was to weaken the strong one. That entailed cutting ther muscle, stitching it back together, with the result it would be a bit weaker - and the body would adapt.

During surgery, a surgical disk of Physodex soap was spilled into my pinned-open eyes. Of all the post-surgical pains I ever experienced in my 67 years, that was the worst: not from the surgery, but from the soap. It was a week before I could even open my eyes on my own... Digits, prostate, wisdom teeth, other teeth, sinus surgery (twice): NOTHING compares to eye surgery...particularly with surgical soap in your eyes!
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Your story reminds me of my brother-in-law who was in his backyard practicing his chipping when the golf ball ricocheted off a tree and hit him directly in his left eye. After surgery he only has 75% vision. Knew another guy that was taking a bungee cord off his camper when one of the ends slipped off and took out his left eye. My now deceased uncle was hammering nails while building a barn years ago when a nail took out his right eye.
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I've done some interesting dumb things to myself, but the scariest was in 1997 when, after I saw my wife survived it, I presented myself for lasik surgery on both eyes. The surgeon had to give me four or five Valiums to calm my shaking legs. Broke my nose twice, have had a number of interesting puncture wounds (including driving a nail right through my thumb and getting bit on the leg by a chain saw), the hearing loss I suffered in the Navy, but, luckily, no eye injuries...
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I've done some interesting dumb things to myself, but the scariest was in 1997 when, after I saw my wife survived it, I presented myself for lasik surgery on both eyes.
Sorry the Lasik surgery didn't work out for you.
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Actually, it was fantastic... 20/20 in both eyes, still. But I pretty much lost my close up vision without reading glasses...
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The eyes have it. Until they don't...Can put up with loss of smell or taste (unless it is COVID-19), but eye shyte really, REALLY sucks!
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thanks guys !!
i'm all healed up now......i'm an old veteran to eye injuries

me at 21.....and last Thursday night at 56
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Well, I'm glad you are on the mend, but that really leaves me in a spot. I started a Go Fund Me to training a Seeing Eye Blue Crab and convince him to scoot down to Alabama...now, I guess, I'll have to return the $1.98 and eat the crab.
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Your story reminds me of my brother-in-law who was in his backyard practicing his chipping when the golf ball ricocheted off a tree and hit him directly in his left eye. After surgery he only has 75% vision. Knew another guy that was taking a bungee cord off his camper when one of the ends slipped off and took out his left eye. My now deceased uncle was hammering nails while building a barn years ago when a nail took out his right eye.
Man that reminds me of a buddy of mine who did concrete work, I saw him in the store and he had a patch on his eye, so I asked him what happened.

He said he lost his eye when was breaking down some forms. There was this long string line along one side; he said he unwrapped the one end and gave it a tug. The nail on the other end pulled out and flew some 20 feet back piercing his eyeball and destroying it.

What are the friggin odds?
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Eye injuries are pretty awful. Glad to hear you're recovering!
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Your story reminds me of my brother-in-law who was in his backyard practicing his chipping when the golf ball ricocheted off a tree and hit him directly in his left eye. After surgery he only has 75% vision. Knew another guy that was taking a bungee cord off his camper when one of the ends slipped off and took out his left eye. My now deceased uncle was hammering nails while building a barn years ago when a nail took out his right eye.
ouch !
the old pic of me was from busting my eyeball open (literally) on a creek bottom diving from a bridge rail decades ago......the eyeball is filled with little white strings, similar to a baseball.
the E.R. eye specialist hit my eye with liquid cocaine......snipped away the "stringy material" hanging out.....pushed the rest back into the eye and I ended up under a pressure patch for almost a month.
i'm lucky to have not lost the eye.....let alone be able to see out of it.....but its' vision is better than my right eye, due to a thick fingernail scar I carry across IT.
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Dang RP, yer hard on the equipment!
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