- Jan 1, 2006
- North Shore
I was breaking up a brick enclosure under a meter socket today and a piece of broken brick fell, cutting my leg. This was the nastiest cut I have ever had and the first in my life requiring a trip to the hospital. Call me a baby, but I was scared sh!tless when I saw how deep the gash was adjacent to my tibia, right above the top of my boot. Fortunately I was not working alone. This laceration required fourteen stitches. I was wearing gloves, eye protection, and heavy work boots. I was also wearing shorts. I am convinced that had I been wearing long work pants, this would not have happened. As an (embarassed) OSHA instructor, I constantly teach the importance of proper PPE (personal protective equipment), this will now include wearing long pants. Be careful out there everyone.