Discussion in 'the CleAn Room' started by BLewis, Nov 9, 2017.
Oh man, that sucks. Heal up fast....... I'm overdue.
2.5 hours. It was scary to be honest. We were doing our 3rd apartment carpet and VCT Strip @ wax. I was stripping around the Porcelin pedal sink and went to move the base to scrub around it (like I've done at least 50 times before) and when it didn't budge I grabbed it with both hands and gave a jerk, it must have already been under a stress load because it busted and when I reacted I also hit my head on the sink. At first I was concerned about my head until I saw all the blood! My son was cleaning the stairs so I went and got him to help. If it had knocked me out I would've been a goner because he wouldn't have even known that anything had happened. He called ambulance and he tried a temp turniqit until ambulance got there and I applied direct pressure best I could but soaked 4 towels before they got there, they transported me 30 miles away from Winchester to UK hospital
Just a freak accident. I've moved these pedestals at least 50 times before without issue. This one must have already been under stress so when I tried to force it to move it busted. They'll stay put from now on! It was just me trying to go beyond the call of duty trying to do the best job I could for the client. We were stripping and waxing floors and I usually move the base around to get a clean strip so there will be a neat finish in the end
Man that's scary! Thankfully you're still with us!
Holy Fack! Hope you get better soon buddy!
Cut my wrist using a chainsaw up in a boom truck many years ago working for a tree cutter. Guy was sleeping in the truck and truck stalled. Had to use the battery to get me down. Blood squirting everywhere. Ran to the local gas station in this little town. Yelled at the guy to get off the phone and call me an ambulance. One came and............drove around the block to the doctor's office. I could have just walked there if I had known where it was!
Just one of the reasons I am a carpet cleaner today!
But take care man!
We all came THIS close...
I'd have missed you Jimmy.
But there again, I'm not that good a shot.
Just kiddin fooker!
So they ended up cutting it even bigger to do the repairs. He told me they might
Dang it Billy.....
I sure hope you get better soon and no other incidents!
So hopefully to cap this week off, I stepped on a toothpick last night in my man cave. Since it broke off back to the emergency clinic to let them dig around in my foot to see if anything was left, because it hurt like a bitch. Think I'll put on body armour today to prevent further injury
Are you somehow Damon's lost brother? @Nomad74
Not sure what your referring to but if it has something to do with being "at times" accident prone then yeah I might be
I would say- stay indoors but that seems to be where your troubles occur.
Let that heal up good and enough bad stuff already.
That's horrible Billy, get well soon. I wish I could tell you something better..