first major injury

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SchultzLawnCare, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. SchultzLawnCare

    SchultzLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well yesterday i was moving toward the front of the trailer and i pushed up on a HOT muffler that has been running constantly for 1.5 hours. I got 1st 2nd and a little bit of 3rd degree burns. It was the most pain ive ever felt in my life. I have "hot" writen on my hand now. Just though i would left everyone know!
  2. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    i think this one needs a pic to go with it. i had the same thing happen to me a few years ago, ended up with a 12''x12'' scar on my side.
  3. SchultzLawnCare

    SchultzLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    ill take a pic next time i change my wrap on my hand...
  4. Ford2000

    Ford2000 LawnSite Member
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    I've done it,hurts like hell.
  5. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
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    Oh yea, I have touched a hot muffler before just out of reflex action--Instant intense pain and blisters:cry:
  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I will tell you that I feel for you...I dont think anything feels worse then a burn...especially a burn like that. Keep that baby clean...keep the wraps changed. It should heal nicely and with "hot" written in your hand you will look cool!!
  7. the angler

    the angler LawnSite Member
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    i had a buddy help me one day when i was behind first thing he did after cutting a huge property was reach out and lean on the mower ...yup put his hand right on the muffler...
  8. zemzabob

    zemzabob LawnSite Senior Member
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    Oh man that has to hurt I feel for ya man.
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Oh, I thought you'd cut off a limb like an arm or a leg or something...

    Thou I do agree the pain of such a burn is worthy of mention.
  10. BZACK

    BZACK LawnSite Member
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    Cant't imagine the level of pain. It hurts when I do something stupid in the kitchen!

    Guy I used to work with cut one of his fingers off using Little Wonder hedge trimmers. He drove himself to the ER with his finger in a tissue.

    Take care of your wound; infection is always a concern.


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