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Old 08-29-2019, 08:50 AM   #1
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Careful when climbing your ladder

I jumped off the bumper after climbing down ladder. My wedding ring caught on the plastic ladder rung cap. Thankfully the corner of cap broke off before it broke my finger or ripped my finger off... The ring got a nice ding in it. YIKES!

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Old 08-29-2019, 08:56 AM   #2
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Well, there you have it. If these Jaycos were built better, we'd all have broken fingers.

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Old 08-29-2019, 06:11 PM   #3
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I wear a silicone wedding ring for these types of "boo boos". LOL
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Old 08-29-2019, 06:44 PM   #4
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I bought one of those 'starter ladders' a couple of years ago, after I found out I wasn't "ladder friendly"! It takes me right down to the ground. (It keeps The DW happy, too).
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Old 08-29-2019, 06:49 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by jimp View Post
I wear a silicone wedding ring for these types of "boo boos". LOL
Best thing to do if you do any type of "demanding" job! But then again you just never know...had a co-worker that was chasing a bad guy...he rounded a corner a little to sharp and got his wedding ring caught on a dumpster. He lost the finger. I haven't worn a ring since...DW doesn't mind after hearing the story.
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Old 08-29-2019, 09:12 PM   #6
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Wedding ring hazard!

30 years ago I was a young farm equipment territory manager and we were having equipment delivered to Minnesota's biggest farm show. The forklift operator was lifting a small piece of equipment off the delivery truck and I was steadying it with my left hand. As he was lifting, my ring caught on the equipment and I was up on my tiptoes when he saw what was happening and he stopped lifting. He said, "you caught your ring, didn't you?" and I replied "yes". he said, "so did I" and he held up his left hand and his ring finger was totally missing.
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:01 PM   #7
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My wedding ring stopped the circulation of my whole body, so I stopped wearing that ring Actually because I worked in the shop around machinery I quit wearing it. When in VN I had a ring my now wife gave me, I jumped off the back of a truck, it caught and I did tear my finger, didn't lose it.. but did lose the ring.

Moral of the story, Rings are dangerous.. stay away from rings...
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Old 09-01-2019, 09:32 AM   #8
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Years ago, a mechanic friend of mine was trying to fix an electrical problem under the dash of a car. With his arm rammed way up under the dash his ring snagged on something that was connected to a large gauge 12v wire and shorted out. He nearly ripped his finger off and was badly burned. He has a nasty scar and almost melted the ring in half. After that he never worked with a ring or watch.
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Old 09-01-2019, 10:43 AM   #9
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Approx 49 years ago and just shortly after Kitty and I got married, my high school buddy and best man at my wedding jumped off a cattle trailer. In doing so, he hung his wedding ring on the trailer which resulted in him loosing his finger. At the time, I wore a wedding ring on one hand and a school ring on the other. That day, I removed both rings and have never wore a ring to date.
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Old 09-01-2019, 12:25 PM   #10
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I got my left hand mangled in some machinery in my late 20's. Had to go through re-constructive surgery. Managed to save all the fingers except the ring finger where the ring was mashed flat and basically severed the finger all the way through. I have never wore any rings since.


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