Paying Attention, Steel toed shoes

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Paying Attention, Steel toed shoes

Postby Charles » April 2nd, 2021, 5:53 am

Some of the same ole advice...pay attention to what you are doing, think a few steps AHEAD...dont get in a hurry, stop and think again...None of this requires a lot of extra time on the job, this advice is not about YOU it is an entirely self reinforced accident completely MY fault...In my haste I ignored all the above!! I know better!! Steel toed shoes, I wore them most of my life working, I haven't worn them in the last couple years due to neuropathy in my right leg stemming from a back injury, surgery a year ago I have slowly been regaining muscle in my right leg and foot to the point I could have most likely been able to walk in the heavier shoe without heel drop! All that aside if ANY of the above criteria had been met I wouldnt be sitting around on my fat ass for 6 weeks letting my foot heal from being mashed under the tongue of a 15 ft bush hog... estimate weight about a ton...
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As a "foot" note "smirk" the whitish on my foot is off the thick white cotton sock I was wearing , it is stuck where most of the weight was on my foot!
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Re: Paying Attention, Steel toed shoes

Postby davidkelso » April 5th, 2021, 8:33 am

Charles,

That looks to be a very painful injury. Best wishes for a speedy (and full) recovery.

A lesson to us all methinks. Bad stuff can be just waiting for the unwary.

As if things aren't bad enough with Covid etc we need to take care of ourselves in the workplace.

Stay safe & well folks.

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Re: Paying Attention, Steel toed shoes

Postby kuluchicken » April 5th, 2021, 2:33 pm

That looks incredibly sore Charles. I hope it recovers soon.

Yip, accidents can happen so easily :DOH:
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Re: Paying Attention, Steel toed shoes

Postby JESS » April 5th, 2021, 5:13 pm

A true fact! Over the last few years, whenever my little Fox (Connie) sees me near a ladder, it's like dealing with a rabid Chipmunk! :ROFL:
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Re: Paying Attention, Steel toed shoes

Postby jhenryw49 » April 6th, 2021, 7:45 am

that is a hard way to relearn common sense, but as human we tend to do that. wish you well in your recovery, they have those Iwalking stands, that you can walk with crutch. and this too shall pass.

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Re: Paying Attention, Steel toed shoes

Postby Donna » May 12th, 2021, 4:41 pm

Yikes! I'm so sorry that happened. I hope the healing went well with no lasting issues, and you're ready to be up and around again.
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Re: Paying Attention, Steel toed shoes

Postby Charles » May 13th, 2021, 5:10 am

Thanks for the well wishes, I am back walking on it with the stiff boot, driving with a soft shoe, very much walking in the soft shoe is problematic. Looks like no grafting will be necessary, it wont be pretty but I dont want another round of surgery although what I did have was all minor. So according to the Dr it is progressing ahead of schedule, bones have mostly healed, sustained a lot of soft tissue damage, hats what is healing now. Been back at work for half days. And have taken on a job in Maryland, will just take a couple days to assess a boat a friend bought, actually I will go thru the engine room and see what will be necessary to bring it back to life, will take Debbie and do this the week after Memorial day, maybe take a day and see some of the Smithsonian museum, the boat is berthed on the Soloman island just below DC. For any of you scratching your heads ...this was my life for 25 years..boats. I am actually better at boats then building monuments. This little thing has an engine room full of Detroit 71 series power so we will go thru and see if he needs to drop 30 to 40 k on a complete overhaul..Then maybe go back when he gets parts and install parts, see it blow some diesel fumes...no I am not doing this on the cheap either..was surprised he jumped on a daily rate I quoted. Told him when it gets out of the ship yard I wanted a trip to St. Lucia to sea trial it...

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Re: Paying Attention, Steel toed shoes

Postby Donna » May 13th, 2021, 8:46 am

So glad to hear that it's healing well. I'm sure it must feel like it's taking forever though. Hopefully you'll be getting around better for you trip to DC. The boat job sounds interesting, and the Smithsonian is an amazing place. I home he comes through with the sea trial for you.
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