From: Fast Freddy on 8 Jun 2010 20:20
> A long time ago someone sent me a picture of a suicide by bandsaw.
> Apparently fed himself in to it. Can be Googled but not pretty even though
> in B/W.
yes, probably one of the more stupid ways to top themselves, he would
not died straight away either.
From: Brad on 8 Jun 2010 22:58
"Fast Freddy" <fredff(a)zynuts.org> wrote in message
: PhilD wrote:
: > A long time ago someone sent me a picture of a suicide by bandsaw.
: > Apparently fed himself in to it. Can be Googled but not pretty even
: > in B/W.
: yes, probably one of the more stupid ways to top themselves, he would
: not died straight away either.
For truly horrific pics all you need is our local papers. They have plenty
to make you squirm on the front page.
So far this year there have been 2 separate traffic accidents where there
were dismembered corpses, Bush knife attacks (Machete) and people who try to
flee from police (Bullet wounds everywhere). Topless 12yo girls on page 3
Actually depression and suicide rates here are low. It must only the people
with too much money that get depressed. But then I think it's more that they
let it all out instead of bottling up their troubles which accounts for the
high murder rate.
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From: Fraser Johnston on 10 Jun 2010 03:25
"^Tems^" <stevebrooks13(a)live.com> wrote in message
> My old man walked away when when the dude stuck his finger in I laughed and
> called him back telling him nothing happened, it then hit me up till 5 years
> ago he spent 30 years working in timber yards, my punishment for laughing was
> him describing in detail all the saw injuries he has witnessed. He wins.
> I remember about 1989 when at swansea high a wood work teach ran two fingers
> through the band saw in front of a yr 9 class, to his credit he put the two
> stumps in his mouth and casually walked out the room.
My old man was a chippie. 2 stories that spring to mind are a guy who did his
femoral artery with a circular saw. All the guys on site were called to watch
this guy die as a warning. The other one was a guy sticking his thumbs out
while using a bandsaw. He cut one off and had to get it surgically reattached.
10 weeks later he was back at work and doing the same job. Careful not to cut
off his newly reattached thumb he held his thumb to the side and promptly cut
off the other one.
From: Noddy on 10 Jun 2010 03:38
"Fraser Johnston" <ftrust(a)iinet.net.au> wrote in message
> The other one was a guy sticking his thumbs out while using a bandsaw. He
> cut one off and had to get it surgically reattached. 10 weeks later he was
> back at work and doing the same job. Careful not to cut off his newly
> reattached thumb he held his thumb to the side and promptly cut off the
> other one.
That's actually funny, but I bet he didn't think so :)
On the subject of industrial accidents, although not saw related, I once was
standing about three feet away from a bloke with shoulder length hair who
got it stuck in a radial arm drill while he was doing some machining
operation, and it ripped half his head off. The drill was turning fairly
slowly at the time, and I don't know if that was a good or a bad thing, but
it pulled his face into the machine and then tore off his scalp on the right
side of his head including most of his right ear.
It was pretty scary to witness, and the surprising thing was that he didn't
seem to feel a lot of pain. I don't think he went into shock, as he was
quite coherent and was concerned about getting his bits back out of the
machine. He looked like Skelator out of some horror movie with half his head
missing, and you could see his skull, but there was very little bleeding and
he seemed more concerned about the loss of his hair than anything else.
The managed to reattach his ear and most of his scalp, but he had no hair on
half his head for a while. That didn't seem to bother him much as he
religiously wore a hair net after that.
From: Fast Freddy on 10 Jun 2010 09:20
> The managed to reattach his ear and most of his scalp, but he had no hair on
> half his head for a while. That didn't seem to bother him much as he
> religiously wore a hair net after that.
some 40years ago when I was in high school, a lot of the blokes had long
hair, shoulder length or longer, the teachers in the wood and metalwork
classes made anyone with long hair wear a hairnet when using the lathes
or drill press, the metalwork teacher had a nice photo of a scalping
done by a drill press when the hair was caught up in the pulley wheels,
he had it hanging near the machines to remind people.