James, I'm glad you're OK. Several years ago I was working on my '57 Chevy restauration and was using air tools. I was removing rust around the windshield opening and using an air drill. I switched to a die grinder and forgot to put my goggles back on !!!! well it took a fraction of a second when I pressed the trigger a piece of the wire brush hit me right in the eye. Worst thing is I was alone at the shop on a Saturday morning. What an ordeal that was, 2 ER rooms later I was told that had it gone 1mm deeper, I would have lost the use of that eye. I was a vigilent guy with eye safety and a split second of distraction made me forget to put the goggles back on. I am way more vigilent now. I got lucky !
Don't fear your tools, pay attention and respect the tools and avoid injury.