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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:17 PM
My finger in present day after an incident with a meat grinder when I was 12. Almost 13 years ago now, but the shock value lingers on.
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:14 PM
I've suffered some painful injuries in the kitchen- serious burns on scarcely healed burns, cuts etc. Two experiences stay with me though: one was a "pickle bucket" opening incident while demonstrating to a trainee that left me with 8 stitches to the webbing between my left hand's #1 digits and the other when a rocks' glass decided to crumble in my left hand while polishing during the height of the rush. Both sent me to the ER. I was back serving drinks one handed an hour later.
Oh and the boxer's fracture to the distal Rt #5 MC during a Cowboy's game. Hard to slap pizza with one good hand though I tried at first. That one took me out of work for weeks and I still feel it sometimes.
Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:28 PM
There was also the V-Slicer incident that removed a quarter size section of the flesh of my palm and necessitated the purchase of Kevlar gloves. At least we learn from our mistakes!
Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:54 PM
Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:07 PM
Oh, and this is my first post on eG. Hi!
Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:26 PM
I have lucked out and only grated my knuckles a couple of times, a few burns from hitting the sides of the oven.
I really shudder hearing about the caramel incident The thing that stands out most to me is when I was pouring cold creme into some caramel I was making and got a drop. ONLY A DROP on my thumb right smack next to my finger nail. That one little drop hurt for days! Cannot imagine half a finger...
This whole thread is a word of warning!
-overheard from a 105 year old man
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:30 PM
A few years ago I was busy preparing something (can't remember exactly what now) I turned to walk across the kitchen to retrieve something and on my way back to the counter I stepped on a piece of waxed paper that had drifted on to the floor.
You know what came next!!!!! LOL
Yeah, I took one heck of a spill, the spill of spills!!! LOL
It was like stepping on a sheet of very slippery ice!!
I came down hard!
Thank goodness I didn't break any bones, but I was VERY sore for many days afterward!!!!
You can never be too careful!
Unsupervised rebellious and radical farmer, minimalist penny-pincher, self-reliant homesteader and adventurous cook. Crotchety cantankerous terse curmudgeon, nonconformist and contrarian who questions everything!
Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:22 AM
About a week ago, I was chopping scallions and just caught the tip of my forefinger. Took off a small chunk. I managed to get to the bathroom just as it was starting to bleed, wrapped it in gauze and a bandaid. Later that night, I noticed blood all down the leg of my jeans. It had bled so much, it soaked through the gauze and the bandaid and started dripping all over. Since then, I found blood on my sweatshirt, my laptop, my end table and my couch.
Another time (probably a year or so ago), I was making a roast, which was on the middle rack in the oven. I had a pan on the rack just underneath it, which I went to take out with what turned out to be a threadbare oven mitt. When I grabbed the edge of the pan, my fingertip got burned immediately, which cause me to flinch, smacking the back of my hands and my wrists on the middle rack, burning them, causing me to flinch and yank my hands out, hitting my forearms on the not-quite-open-all-the-way oven door.
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