Well, you know how I work at Alpha? Well you can't work somewhere like that and not get hurt.
No, I didn't break my neck. Good guess though! :P
Actually, I was doing a rush order and was making amazing time. The part is what we call a punch plate. What we do is cast the punch plates, then we have to grind off the extra metal from the parts. Now this particular part is very small. The dimensions are about 1/2 inch wide, 1 inch long, and 1/8 inch thick. Pretty tiny right. :P So We had an order for 8000 of these. So once I got my grinding technique for this particular part down, I was doing about 12 parts per minute. That's fast for such a small part.
But, with speed comes increased potential for mishap.
So I was down to the last 30 minutes of doing these parts, (that would be 12x30=360 parts) , When my part slipped and my hand directly hit the grinder. Ouch. It took a biggish chunk of skin off my right index finger/knuckle. (See pic)
So of course I had to stop and go tell Dan (Kevin's right hand man). So Dan and I went back to the break room and got it all cleaned up and bandaged. Then we did all the paperwork required for a mishap. After that was finally done, we went back out to the floor and repaired my gloves with duct-tape. Yes, I was wearing 2 layers of gloves and the grinder went right through both layers. So we got that all repaired, and I went back out to grind the last 360 parts. Thankfully I was able to continue my speed and finish the job on time.
It doesn't look that bad in this picture. Looks worse for real. :P
Anyway, thank you God for it not being as bad as it could be!!!
I love my hands.
Have fun! And STAY SAFE. Byes :)