Well, I guess I'll be getting the idiot of the week award today.... I
was milling out some parts at work tonight, and decided that it was
time to clear out the chip bin in the back. Trouble was, I had a
metal bin full of parts right next to the table, and didn't wait for
the cycle to finish before walking right between the bin and the mill
table. Kinda did one of those Wile E. Coyote things that he does when
he runs off the edge of a cliff when I realized about one second too
late that I had just done something really, really dumb.
Long story short, when the cycle finished and the table homed itself,
my upper thighs got compressed into about 3" wide gap on the X axis,
and then the Y axis homed dragging me right into the raised corner of
the bin... The guy at the next station had to free me with a pallet
jack, as he didn't know how to operate the mill. Luckily, nothing got
broken, but I've got some lumps the size of softballs on both sides of
each of my thighs. Now I'm afraid to go to bed, since I already know
is gonna feel in the morning- and I've got another thousand
parts that must be finished before Sunday.
The irony of it is that I won $25 on Tuesday in our "Safety Month"
drawing. Should've seen that coming...
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