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    After twenty yrs doing this job with a broard knife and mud pan I finnally slipped when cleaning my 10" blade and sliced my thumb and finger, got 5 stitches in the finger but the thumb cut is across the joint so they glued it so I didnt pull any stitches out when bending it. Fortunatley both are on the outside/back of the hand so I can still work.

    The site staff were great with the first aid and took me to hospital and also said not to worrie about the house as they would hold the scedule till I was back, as it happens I only lost half a day so no real problem. So well done Linden Homes.

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    Ouch
    Glad your ok mate, know that feeling well though when I used to do lots of metaling, usually across the knuckles.
    Might pay to put some kind of glove on your pan hand
    Well done Linden,

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    Wasnt my pan hand Brian it was my blade hand, You can see the stitches in my finger but its a bit harder to spot the one in my thumb because in this photo its all glued up but that didnt last long when I went back to work, I had to go back last night to get it re glued.


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    Yup, better cutting there than the other side of your hand and you can see the mark in your thumb if you follow an imaginary line.
    Glad you're ok mate.
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    Ouch that looks a sore 1 mate. Had a few cuts in my time from cleaning trowels etc but never had stitches
    Glad you're ok

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    I was cleaning a 10" in my left hand with a 6" in my right when I let the 6" slip under the 10" and that was that the 10"went up the handle of the 6" which was inbetween thumb and forefinger and straight into them both, it didnt hurt at all (except my pride) but it bled a lot. I just had that very sick I feel stupid feeling.

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    Nasty mate could have been a lot worse. I fell off my crate when I was 18 and fell down on my trowel and cut through a tendon in my wrist 6 weeks in plaster oops

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    Jeeeezz now that was nasty, just shows how easy it is if you dont keep your eye on the ball.

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    Pleased to hear that your ok mate,

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    We unintensionally make our tools razor sharp over the years surprised it doesn't happen more often. Glad your ok mate

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