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Old 07-08-2022, 11:39 AM
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Back in the 70's we had a girl at a portable tool maker who ran a commander head drill . One week she was wearing a old work shirt . Next thing we knew she was standing nude from the waist up with the shirt wrapped around a drill stem . The next week she had her long hair down and lost a chunk of hair ,scalp . She was discharged due to lack of safety awareness .
Wow, one close call was not enough for her?
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Old 07-08-2022, 12:37 PM
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Now you see him, now you don't! There was a little struggle at first, probably painful, then the machine won... NOT for the squeamish... I've got pics of another that didn't quite pull him in that much but the chuck did some head-hammering.
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Old 07-08-2022, 12:45 PM
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Now you see him, now you don't! There was a little struggle at first, probably painful, then the machine won... NOT for the squeamish... I've got pics of another that didn't quite pull him in that much but the chuck did some head-hammering.
Yeah sounds like the pictures I have.
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Old 07-11-2022, 09:24 PM
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I did not watch it.

I once had a lead screw grab the tail of the coat I was wearing. It wound up just as fast as I could remove it. I was very lucky my sleeves were not buttoned.

I now have a habit of disengaging the screw and carriage drive when not needed.
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Old 07-11-2022, 10:21 PM
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I did not watch it.

I once had a lead screw grab the tail of the coat I was wearing. It wound up just as fast as I could remove it. I was very lucky my sleeves were not buttoned.

I now have a habit of disengaging the screw and carriage drive when not needed.
Hopefully you have stopped wearing loose fitting clothes as well.
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I don't recall the details, but this one was bad. My son Tan, the machinist, doesn't need the reminders.

He had a video where a CNC mill went nuts and over-speeded and chucked something like a CAT 40 tool holder across the shop. Smashed through a concrete block wall some distance away.
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Old 07-12-2022, 07:40 PM
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Hopefully you have stopped wearing loose fitting clothes as well.
He works in the nude with nothing on but an athletic supporter (jockstrap). Can't let his privates get entangled in anything, you know...
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I have a habit of turning the lathe power off of even just to check a measurement. On my Monarch you push the clutch handle down to engage the spindle. Clutch lever at both the headstock and carriage. Depending where your standing and measuring, wouldn't take much to bump the handle down. Then add that 97% of the time I'm alone out at the shop and if I had a chance to scream for help I won't be heard....
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Old 07-12-2022, 08:19 PM
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I have a habit of turning the lathe power off of even just to check a measurement. On my Monarch you push the clutch handle down to engage the spindle. Clutch lever at both the headstock and carriage. Depending where your standing and measuring, wouldn't take much to bump the handle down. Then add that 97% of the time I'm alone out at the shop and if I had a chance to scream for help I won't be heard....
Good call Timmy.

I have 2 gear selectors on my lathe headstock. The one has a detent that
keeps it in a neutral position. So even if the reversing power switch gets
moved and powers the motor the spindle is in neutral. So if I ever am doing
anything around the part. I wait for it to stop and then shift into neutral, then
do whatever I was going to do. I often forget to put it back into gear and that
I am okay with. I too am alone in the shop 99% of the time so I take care.
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Old 07-12-2022, 10:35 PM
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I have a habit of turning the lathe power off of even just to check a measurement. On my Monarch you push the clutch handle down to engage the spindle. Clutch lever at both the headstock and carriage. Depending where your standing and measuring, wouldn't take much to bump the handle down. Then add that 97% of the time I'm alone out at the shop and if I had a chance to scream for help I won't be heard....

Tim I will often give you a hard time about a lot of things. This one, I will say, excellent job! When you are often working by yourself, take that extra step or two to make sure you are careful.

The age I am, I saw a lot of the ‘transitions’ in the workplace. Starting out, workboots were the norm, glasses were optional, ear plugs/hearing protection a rarity. Heck most of the shops I wirked the first few years there were ashtrays sitting on benches or machines.

I wish I had been better about wearing ear protection, to get into the habit better. I wear it as needed now, but suspect the damage is done.

So, if you can develop that habit as well, it won’t be tougher to do it later when you really need it.

Stay safe guys.

There were two major incidents that I’m aware of up here the last week, one was a fatality. A young, 26 year old mechanic, in a man basket, killed, with a woman mechanic beside him. It was some kind of rigging failure and he was struck by the crane hook from what we’ve heard.

He’s gone, and I suspect her life, and many others will be changed forever.


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