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Posted on Be careful with leaning sheet goods

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#1 posted 03-11-2014 12:12 AM

A couple of years ago an employee had his back to a sheet of 1” rough Fir plywood(80 lbs) that another employee had left standing on end, leaning(too closely) against a wall. Apparently he was standing about 95” away from the base of the sheet when it came down because when it fell over, it missed him ALMOST completely.
The top edge of the sheet caught him juuuust below the back of the knee. No broken bones….but it did manage to remove a hand size (stretch your hand out, fingers together)flap of skin and meat from the back of his calf.
I’m talkin’ muscle and leg guts showing. Messy to say the least.
Strange though…never ripped his blue jeans, just pulled them down around his hips. I had to cut the pantleg from his ankle to his knee though, so I could ‘assess & dress the mess’....yup…it was a mess.

No more ‘unattended leaning’ allowed in the shop anymore.

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