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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-13-2007, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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True story.

My son, a carpenter, is doing a dormer addition to a home.. They're working on the vaulted ceiling, and putting up 4x12 sheetrock from ladders.. They get a piece up in place, and he can't reach his drill for the screws.. So, they lower the sheet, he gets his drill, and tucks it in the waist of his pants.. Now they're all set to go..

Back up the ladders they go with the sheet, and the drill catches on a step..
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Well, the waist of his pants presses the drill trigger, and it starts up, with the bit catching his scrotum.. So here he is with a sheet in his hands, on a ladder, and a drill in his pants going full throttle wrapping things around the bit, and the torque setting clattering away.. He's purple now, and has used a full roll of gauze with a whole lot of salve..

He needs a drill holster..

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Hi Mike

I hope he is OK and all things will pass but I bet he gets a rope or some other device to hold his drill from this point on..
I know it's not funny but it is hahahahahahahahahaha LOL LOL

This little tell should put a smile on his face and tell him I know how he feels in way.

A guy on the FORUM had a sore shoulder so he got some Hot-Ice out and put it on the shoulder But by the time it got done , he needed to take a wiz so he got up and did so, BUT he didn't wash his hands b/4 he got someting out of his pants well in ten mins. it was time to go and wash all the parts in his pants ( shower time and NOW ! ! ! )

Now that guy takes real care with the Hot-Ice ( I don't use it any more )
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Default Ouch !!!

I can't imagine what went through his mind when the drill started going besides pure panic .....

I hope all is well for him. :-)

Holster or an iron cup?

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I hope he mends up.

Might want to get him a simple wrist loop.


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Woah... hope all is well. That could of been ugly if he had fallen with that sheet of rock etc. as well.


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Holy molly... that sounds God awefull!!

Can he walk?!!

How did he turn it OFF??

Thank God he DID!!

Hope he's OK...

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