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Working in heavy industry there are so many ways to get injured

Today, using a plate lifting magnet, I got my hand caught between the magnet and a steel plate.
The magnet was active and in my moving the plate in it's vicinity, the magnetic field grabbed the plate, with my hand, and preceded to squash my hand between the two.
The only thing that stopped my hand being badly crushed was that the plate was only 6 mm, 1/4" thick which allowed my to pull my hand, which was firmly wedged, from between the two.
If the plate had been 10 mm or above, there would have been no way I could have pulled my hand free.
The magnet has enough pulling power to hold 2 tons off the ground.
I took a picture of my thankfully not mangled hand.
Some blood vessels were burst below the skin, with one penetrating the outer layer of skin, shedding blood.
Picture for you to contemplate what could have been.
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Do u remember playing name games on EP?
Gusman · 56-60, MVIP
[@335573,AlexaSmilez] Was never on EP
Gusman · 56-60, MVIP
[@335573,AlexaSmilez] Not on EP.
Have only been here for 4 years.
MarineBob · 56-60, M
Stay safe
Gusman · 56-60, MVIP
[@2021,MarineBob] One tries, but everything is out to mangle me. Need 100% concentration, 100% of the time.
As an 15 year old Apprentice I crushed the end of my index finger, losing half of the first joint.
MartinTheFirst · 22-25, M
I'm glad you made it free
Gusman · 56-60, MVIP
[@336516,MartinTheFirst] Me too. My hand was firmly wedged, took a whole lot of pulling to release it.
Could have been unpleasant.
geoam1 · 51-55, M
Gusman · 56-60, MVIP
[@100938,geoam1] It was more of a fright than anything. Thankfully the plate was thin.
geoam1 · 51-55, M
[@546016,Gusman] Yeah but you got lucky. I'm glad it wasn't worse
Gusman · 56-60, MVIP
[@100938,geoam1] Yes, was very lucky this time.
Holy crap.👀

Considering some of the size plates you work with, you were freaking LUCKY
Gusman · 56-60, MVIP
[@912138,OogieBoogie] Yes, 6 mm, not 12 or above. If that had happened then my hand would have broken bones for sure.
[@546016,Gusman] it could have been a bloody paste !!!
Gusman · 56-60, MVIP
[@912138,OogieBoogie] Like my index finger was in 1977, crushed the end of that one completely.

 
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