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#149255 - 09/01/03 08:53 AM drilled through head  
George Corron  Offline
Joined: May 2001
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Lorton, Va USA
Man, THAT'S gonna leave a mark.,,30200-12754865,00.html

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#149256 - 09/01/03 03:45 PM Re: drilled through head  
Bjarney  Offline
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West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
‘Mr Chipman… Mr Dustin Chipman… Your helper is at the ER front counter with something called a “chuck key” that he insists you want.’

“I know you like to be thorough in your finish carpentry, but maybe puttying all holes wasn’t such a good idea this time.”

[This message has been edited by Bjarney (edited 09-01-2003).]

#149257 - 09/01/03 04:01 PM Re: drilled through head  
iwire  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,391
North Attleboro, MA USA
Holy **** !

When I read the topic I was thinking 1/4" maybe 1/2" high speed bit, not a 1" x 18" ship auger!

Do you think they chucked on a "Hole Hawg" and hit reverse?

[Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by iwire (edited 09-01-2003).]

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#149258 - 09/03/03 03:46 PM Re: drilled through head  
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Milwaukee, WI

#149259 - 09/06/03 01:12 AM Re: drilled through head  
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Posts: 8,217
SI,New Zealand
I read in ThinkGood's link there that the drill bit actually pushed the guy's brain to one side instead of going through it.
This guy is just so very lucky, it's not funny.
This has to be the most awful of all of the accidents I've heard of in the last few years!. [Linked Image]

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#149260 - 09/06/03 08:59 AM Re: drilled through head  
George Corron  Offline
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Posts: 717
Lorton, Va USA
Yeah, I know many will think this statement's terrible, but I've been in places where a macabre humor was the only humor.

Let's face it, the only lasting injury was the guy lost an eye and has a hole in his head.........He's gonna make one hell of an inspector. [Linked Image]

#149261 - 09/06/03 05:25 PM Re: drilled through head  
spkjpr  Offline
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Sedalia,MO, USA
Does he answer to the name "Lucky"?

#149262 - 11/11/03 03:57 PM Re: drilled through head  
Bjarney  Offline
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West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
Last night a Sacramento teevee news show had a followup piece and interview with the electrician that impaled himself with an auger bit several weeks ago. Ron Hunt is an electrician from Truckee, CA—north of Lake Tahoe.

Apparently while he was working off a stepladder, lost his balance and the drill and chucked bit hit the ground with the bit pointing upwards (reasonable to assume for the drill motor has a flat back.) Evidently the bit’s screwpoint penetrated his right eye socket, and the eye was damaged beyond saving. After unsuccessfully trying to cut the bit into two pieces, the ER folks instead drove the bit all the way through to extract it. {Cutting was abandoned for it was hard to get a firm grip on the bit while “floating” in his head.}

See: with a nice 900x608 image of the hospital xray:

The tools in the teevee report looked very similar to these catalog descriptions and images. The drill motor appeared to be a classic 1/2 inch “Hole-Hawg” . The bit reportedly was a 1 1/8 x 18-inch ship auger .

[This message has been edited by Bjarney (edited 11-11-2003).]

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