were subject to being hit with a steel ball if the buffing/polishing
wheel grabbed it and threw it back at about 90 mph. The symptoms were
always the same - pale, speechless adult male being led slowly into the
dispensary by a supervisor with a very grave expression on his face.
Treatment always the same - get him on the gurney, hand him an ice
pack, do not approach like you are going to TOUCH anything, do not ask
if it hurts, draw the curtain so he can cry privately and leave him be
until he can move on his own. Take pulse and BP and assess for signs of
shock. They used to wear gear like a baseball catcher's padded thingy,
but 90 mph is 90 mph and the rotating wheel could aim a ball over the
inside corner, low :o).
Other than that, don't let 'em hang out. If they protrude, wear
something conforming to contain them :o)
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