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Old 09-17-2009, 06:05 PM
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Went to the Hospital today

What a freak accident this was but it just shows you have to be careful all the time.

I was cleaning out the shop and grabbed a 1 gallon plastic jug down off a top shelf (been there 9-10 years). The jug burst due to deterioration over the years and gave me a chemical bath from head to tow. It was a super concentrated industrial aluminum cleaner! Had more acids in it then I can count. Here is the label so you can tell how nasty this stuff is http://webfiles.acuitysp.com/psr/psr_1063.PDF . So I spent 4 hours in the ER being bathed (Bad burning feeling in my crotch due to chemical all over my pants). The worst was a 45min eye irrigation, they put a huge rubber contact in my eye with a hose hooked to a I V and run 3 liters of water through it! It was awful and embarrassing due to the cold compresses that were needed in my "Special Area".

Point being BE CAREFUL! You would think considering the things we all do that the last place to get seriously injured is cleaning the shop. You just never know.
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:30 PM
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that is a freak accident for sure.... and it targeted the worst 2 possible areas it could, your eyes and your crank!
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:32 PM
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What a freak accident this was but it just shows you have to be careful all the time.

I was cleaning out the shop and grabbed a 1 gallon plastic jug down off a top shelf (been there 9-10 years). The jug burst due to deterioration over the years and gave me a chemical bath from head to tow. It was a super concentrated industrial aluminum cleaner! Had more acids in it then I can count. Here is the label so you can tell how nasty this stuff is http://webfiles.acuitysp.com/psr/psr_1063.PDF . So I spent 4 hours in the ER being bathed (Bad burning feeling in my crotch due to chemical all over my pants). The worst was a 45min eye irrigation, they put a huge rubber contact in my eye with a hose hooked to a I V and run 3 liters of water through it! It was awful and embarrassing due to the cold compresses that were needed in my "Special Area".

Point being BE CAREFUL! You would think considering the things we all do that the last place to get seriously injured is cleaning the shop. You just never know.
Wow, glad your better, get some pictures up will ya....
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:34 PM
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That is terrible. I hope there is no permanent damage. I've never heard of that happening before to a plastic bottle. The worst thing I have is muratic acid (nasty) and it's on the bottom shelf and staying there.
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:43 PM
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Off topic, Sorry about your dog Richard.
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:48 PM
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I am going to be ok. Luckily I did the right thing and stripped down right away, took a shower with the garden hose. Ya the bottle just cracked in a ton of pieces when I grabbed on to it directly over my head. Still burned like hell for a few hours.
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:50 PM
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Sounds like you dodged a bullet. Lawn/tree pesticides are "lame" in comparison cuz they are designed to be used around people, pets, and wildlife.

Truly sorry about Cricket -- I'm with ya buddy. Larry
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:57 PM
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Acids are not usually stored in plastic b/c of their corrosive props. The strong ones should only be kept in glass bottles. I would have to think that quite a bit of the water that the acids were dissolved in must have evaporated and changed the acidity of the solution. That is the only that would have caused that you happen.

Sorry to hear about your bad luck.

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Old 09-17-2009, 09:37 PM
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Glad that you are okay. Thats a pretty bad situation to have acids all over you. Hope you have better luck from now on.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:45 PM
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Sounds like you dodged a bullet. Lawn/tree pesticides are "lame" in comparison cuz they are designed to be used around people, pets, and wildlife.
I feel like a dodged a bullet!

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Acids are not usually stored in plastic b/c of their corrosive props. The strong ones should only be kept in glass bottles. I would have to think that quite a bit of the water that the acids were dissolved in must have evaporated and changed the acidity of the solution. That is the only that would have caused that you happen.

Sorry to hear about your bad luck.

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I think that is what happened. It had been up on that shelf for years and years.

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Glad that you are okay. Thats a pretty bad situation to have acids all over you. Hope you have better luck from now on.

Thank you, ya when you are sitting in the ER and your privates feel like they are literally on fire and a tube in your eye it is indeed a bad situation!
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