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TheYellaBrick 11-15-2012 05:11 PM

WHOA ! Now THAT is scary, Mark !
Makes a guy review all his shop habits, huh folks. They make Nitril gloves for a reason. Let's all make sure we use 'em.

REAL glad you're still with us, Mark. Praying there aren't any long term side effects to ya, Brother.

mopar1968 11-15-2012 05:25 PM

I had cut the top of my hand while working on a common rail cummins, As you all know common rail Diesels are very high pressure, Up to 32,000 psi. Another tech fired the engine and one of the high pressure lines was loose, It hit my hand just by luck right on the cut raised the skin. I went and washed my hands not knowing it had sprayed up the cut and under my skin getting in my blood stream, I started to get sicker and sicker untill i went to the emergency room, When they took blood from me checking for the flu my T-cell's count was out the roof, then they looked at my hand and 2 hours later i was in flight. So please be careful with this stuff i have worked in it for 32 years now and this is the first for me. Again thanks to all of you.


MEMRACING62 11-15-2012 06:49 PM

Wow...what a freak accident , kinda figured it was tool people have to be real carefull with is airless paint sprayers, Ive heard of guys injecting themselves accidently and almost dieing from it...glad to hear your ok. :wink:

TheRabbit 11-16-2012 08:15 AM

A guy I use to work with injected grease in his hand from a grease gun pretty similar to this. He lost a part of his hand and was sick for a while. Almost died from it.

Scooterz 11-16-2012 09:58 AM

Oh man... that is freaky. How many times have I had chemicals on my bare hands, grease, gas, etc... even with a few cuts...??? I can't count them all. Now days i am more careful... but not enough. Those gloves that DD mentioned... I better get some. Glad everything is okay Mark!!!

wazup 11-18-2012 04:37 PM

Glad your ok.

mopar1968 11-18-2012 05:25 PM

Thank's guy's, Scooterz i have worked in it for 34 year's now and never have given it a thought. But my friend it will do damage to your body if you get it in your blood. So please everyone be careful we really don't know what is in fuel these day's :!: :!:


TheYellaBrick 11-18-2012 05:41 PM

Yeah, that good old gasoline of yesteryear helped put REAL lead in your pencil !

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csx8506 11-18-2012 05:56 PM

mopar 1968 anyone hear from him lately
Sorry that you had that problem, but glad that you are gonna be alright.

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