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Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posted: April 06, 2011 at 11:47 AM / IP Logged  
a few years back i was installing a deck in a 92 accord i think and the mounting kit isn't the strongest on those. So u use a backstrap to give the deck more support. i needed to bend and adjust the strap under the passenger dash after install. i was using a 6" phillips bit on the end of my drill to pry on the strap. before you know it, it slipped out and i figuratively punched myself in the face with my drill bit. i blinked in reaction i think cause the bit actually punctured through my eyelid and pushed a hole into the side of my eyeball. luckily i was looking sideways cause i was millimeters form permanent blindness in that eye. normally u use a screwdriver but similar results may have occured. protective eyewear is a precaution when working upside down in vehicle environments where things can fall into your eyes but in reality nobody wears them right. it was one the most scariest experiences of my life and fortunate as well. i healed in no time with no permanent damage. anyone else have a horror story in working on cars.
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Posted: April 06, 2011 at 9:10 PM / IP Logged  
Only seeing other peoples work! (Verbally and Nounally.)
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Posted: April 08, 2011 at 6:51 AM / IP Logged  
Had the same thing happen to me recently, i was working on an american international truck installing some reversing sensors, now the funny thing here is, i was wearing safety glasses whilst i was working under the truck, but i got out from under to drill downwards so i removed the glasses, whilst drilling the bit snapped and cut my eyeballabout two millimetres from the pupil, really serious, it was so frightening i almost fainted, LOL, anyways, it healed wth no permanent damage, but, now i always wear glasses UP or DOWN. using the wrong tool for the job -- posted image.
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Posted: April 17, 2011 at 6:11 AM / IP Logged  
Did the same thing
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Posted: April 17, 2011 at 6:20 AM / IP Logged  
Sorry, pressed the wrong button, good lord, Freud would have fun with that comment.
Once about 20 years ago under the rear shelf of a Jag, drilling upwards, luckily I was doing the job for a Harley Street eye specialist so that problem quickly solved with a saline wash out and examination ( not thankfully at $1000 a time).
Next about 12 years ago, mounting a front roof antenna and mic for the good old Nokia Cark 91 into a Ford Fiesta van. Very stiff lining, I dropped the A post trims and the visors, still couldn't get into it, used the good old Snap-0n A162 to prise it down, damn thing slipped, strait back into my eye. 2 hours in casualty, scratched my iris but it healed thankfully. I'm such a clumsy fool, can't even count the drill holes and burn scars.

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