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Offline timberlinetree

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Stumped with string attached.. Safety warning
« on: March 04, 2016, 06:45:49 am »
This really stumped me? Was cutting a maple with lots of pressure. Had a wedge in and saw was full revered watching my cut when whamm! All I can kinda remember is the saw coming to a quick stop,a shock wave, and my face screen went up. First I thought the saw blew. I felt my face then looked for blood. None? Thought a branch. Nope! Started thinking the tree had released pressure? Started thinking someone threw a rock at me( that's what it felt like, but what happened to the saw. This is what I found when I got back to the truck.

  

 
The string from my hooded sweatshirt got caught in the pull cord assembly. Most could just shake it off,but I've had quite a few concussion and it got me really car sick. So if anyone has strings attached to their hood,cut them off. This was not to smart of me and feeln yucky! Work safe!
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Re: Stumped with string attached.. Safety warning
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2016, 06:55:35 am »
Glad it was not worse !
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Re: Stumped with string attached.. Safety warning
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2016, 07:20:00 am »
For sure - I cut the strings on sweatshirts when I buy them,   On carharrt jackets where I might actually want to use the hood string one day I tie a stopper knot to cinch all the slack back to the eyelet.

Like that story they told us in drivers ed about the guy getting his shoelace caught in his motorcycle sprocket at 55mph.  Who knows if it was true but it sure made you think.
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Re: Stumped with string attached.. Safety warning
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2016, 07:49:17 am »
A very good warning - glad you are alright. Think of what could have happened !! A lot of us have learned this lesson just like you. It is not just hood strings that can get caught. Anything loose and dangley is bad like a shredded sleeve.

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Re: Stumped with string attached.. Safety warning
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2016, 07:51:51 am »
WOW who wuda thunk! Glad you're ok . I guess you can't be too caeeful.

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Re: Stumped with string attached.. Safety warning
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2016, 08:01:19 am »
anything loose is a serious danger the only time i ever got cut by a chainsaw i was topping a tree and somehow got my shirt tail caught in the chain and jerked the bar into my upper thigh :o luckily it choked the chain down just as it hit my leg so i only got 4 little holes  in my leg instead of a major gash   :) obviously i wasnt wearing safety gear and still have no idea how i got my shirt caught in the chain ??? smiley_dunce
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Re: Stumped with string attached.. Safety warning
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2016, 08:11:40 am »
 Had a gas tapper drill do that to me, your neck is going to hurt for awhile. I now tie the ends together and loop the string around the back of the hood. That way I still have the option to pull the hood tight in cold winds.
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Re: Stumped with string attached.. Safety warning
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2016, 11:00:49 am »
I'll throw one more of those freak string accidents into the mix.  Years ago, I had a pair of Bean boots with the speed hook laces.  I was crossing a bridge on the farm (no railings) when the shoestring on my right boot caught in an eyelet hook on the left.  I went headfirst over the edge of the bridge and landed on my head and right shoulder.  I was about 4 feet to the bottom so it wasn't terrible, but it certainly knocked the cobwebs out of my head.  As I was laying there wondering what had just happened, I realized that my boots were still tied together.  I've tripped myself one other time in the same manner.

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Re: Stumped with string attached.. Safety warning
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2016, 12:03:32 pm »
A friend of mine went through the end trimmer at a local mill a few years back. The strings on his sweat shirt caught on the shaft. It took a bit for anybody to realize what was going on and shut it down. He missed the saws but it still messed him up. Broken Breast bone and some ribs. I have seen loose clothing and strings get caught in power shafts, not pretty. I cut the strings out when I get a new sweat shirt.
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Re: Stumped with string attached.. Safety warning
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2016, 03:11:56 pm »
glad you are ok. thought your pull cord got caught in something at first look of the picture. i was holding a mast steady for a co worker that was drilling through a 1/2 inch piece of aluminum when his foot long goatee got caught in the drill. no lasting damage but it sure shortened his goatee and he complained of pain.   jayg
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Re: Stumped with string attached.. Safety warning
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2016, 03:16:34 pm »
A few years ago a guy from New Hampshire got killed running a stump grinder.Was running a Carlton SP7015 with a wired remote,they usually have a 20 ft.cord and a strap that goes around neck to support the remote box.The wheel turns at 2000rpm at governed speed,don't ask me what possessed him to walk around in front of the wheel to the other side of the grinder,wheel got a hold of the cord and sucked him into the wheel in a second.End of story.

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Re: Stumped with string attached.. Safety warning
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2016, 04:11:36 pm »
A local guy got his hoodie strings caught in a concrete core drill while drilling a hole in a building while on staging, his helper (spraying water on the cutter) on the section of staging below him could not see him but heard the drill slow down and pulled the plug on the extension cord just in time before the drill choked him.

I tend to avoid hoods all together unless it is really cold, to me it is not just the string that can be dangerous but the hood as well.



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Re: Stumped with string attached.. Safety warning
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2016, 05:50:47 pm »
That's crazy!!! I never thought of that. Glad you didn't get hurt.

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Re: Stumped with string attached.. Safety warning
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2016, 07:27:12 pm »
Good eye opener !!!    I guess that explains why your face shield went up.      Thanks foe sharing .
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Re: Stumped with string attached.. Safety warning
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2016, 06:50:28 am »
Thanks and never would have thought these strings could be so bad.had to come home from work still car sick, I don't do good with movement( go carts that sucked,donuts on the jet ski out the whole weekend,topping a tall skinny pine and hanging the top to it,took three days and felt nauseous for some time)so being an astronaut or fellerbuncher operteror is not on my wish list. Work safe!
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Re: Stumped with string attached.. Safety warning
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2016, 11:46:27 am »
I was bucking up some ash for my in-laws OWB a couple years ago with my 372.  It was real cold, I had my winter bibs & chaps on, and a couple sweatshirts, and a real heavy Carhart jacket. all of a sudden the saw stopped and something flew past my head!  Yup pull handle went for a ride!  Ended up being the drawstring at the bottom of the jacket.  Sure did scare me pretty good.
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Re: Stumped with string attached.. Safety warning
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2016, 06:39:26 pm »
  I never wore a hooded sweat shirt or a coat with a draw string. But back in the early 60's on a hot day i was running the ole C9 with my shirt tails hanging out. I saw my father running towards me, he grabbed the saw and said, [[ what are you doing, get that shirt tucked in, do you have any idea how bad you'd be cut if the chain got caught on that shirt tail ]] Pretty scary when you think about it.
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Re: Stumped with string attached.. Safety warning
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2016, 01:18:31 pm »
Good information. I usually wear a heavy hoodie instead of a coat if it's real cold. Don't wear a coat because they are a little loose and worry about leaning over and it getting caught in saw. Will check my hoodie when I get back to cutting. On the road right now doing some work for a company. Got to make some money and with the mud can't log.
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Re: Stumped with string attached.. Safety warning
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2016, 06:29:22 pm »
Loose clothing, drawstrings, rings, necklaces, leather watch bands, anything that won't break away if it gets caught up in moving parts is dangerous.  A guy I know had a chainsaw kick back catch his wedding ring and pull it back into his hand.
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Re: Stumped with string attached.. Safety warning
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2016, 08:51:48 pm »
Some good advice. I quit wearing rings some time ago after nearly losing a finger.
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