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IT injuries

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by JonnyMX, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    We should be a fairly safe bunch in IT.
    We sit at a desk, stare at a screen and eat buns (or whatever's your poison).
    Apart from going blind or getting a case of RSI you couldn't be in a more protected environment, it's not like being on a building site, right?

    Last week I broke my fingernail while moving a server and cut my finger open installing a CPU fan.

    OK, that's fairly pathetic (it hurt), but it got me wondering, what's the worst IT-related accident/ingury that you've ever had?
     
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  2. ffreeloader

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    I was walking down the hall one day and fell over IT and hurt my back. Worst IT related injury I've ever had. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
     
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  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    A Paper Cut from loading paper into a printer! :p

    Actually I think it's carpet burns (no smut please) from crawling around under desks when installing PC's.

    8)

    EDIT: I just noticed that this is my 1000th post! Yippee! :blink
     
  4. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    I was carrying a case between student's rooms in the shared house where I live, and fell down the dog-leg of some stairs because I couldn't see properly where I was going :cry:
     
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  5. JonnyMX

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    I'm starting to feel like a tough guy.
    Mine had blood!
    I had to put a plaster on it and everything.

    Come on guys and girls, something really nasty must have happened to someone?

    Crushed beneath a falling server?
    Electrocuted by an externsion cable?
    Exploding monitor?
    Set fire to a building by plugging in too many trailing sockets?

    Let IT not be gay!
    Start causing some accidents...

    :onthePC :knife :brancard
     
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  6. Fergal1982

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    you know johnny, its possible to get RSI AND go blind at the same time.
     
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  7. Bluerinse
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    Actually I have got RSI and it's not funny. Be careful it's real :dry
     
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  8. Veteran's son

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    I don't know what RSI is? :oops:
     
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  9. Fergal1982

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    Repetitive Strain Injury. Caused by doing the same action over and over (commonly things like typing).
     
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  10. Veteran's son

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    Congratulations on the 1000th post, Simon! :)
    That's cool, man! 8) :respct :rocks
     
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  11. Veteran's son

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    Thanks for the reply, Fergal! :)
    I should have known what that meant. :oops:
     
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  12. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    I like to say that every PC I have ever built has had blood and sweat go into it, literally
    i find the PCI slot covers as well as the case cover grounding contacts are fair game at that


    i also did my back in carrying a catalyst 4513 without first removing the two 1100w power supplies (pretty much doubling the weight of the system) wasnt that bad, hurt like a mother though thehe

    blind as a bat, check
    RSI, not a chance, my muscles are built for this shite now lol
    stabbed myself on some rack rails a few times, can be painful
    also almost dropped a Proliant 4500 on my toe, that would of bloody hurt
    narrowly avoided it though :)
     
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  13. JonnyMX

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    Ha Ha Ha.

    I'm with you!
    Make your palms hairy too.

    :shocked

    (sorry, know it's not funny)
     
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  14. zimbo
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    mine.. got burnt from an exploding capacitor on face! :cry:

    was on my second week of work and this really old mobo came in and i switched on and bang it burnt me like hell!
     
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  15. JonnyMX

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    That might be the winner so far.
    An explosion!
     
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  16. moominboy

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    can't believe no-one else found that funny!

    my worst is rsi, but it was typing a lot and humping starter motors weighing about 65 kgs around that did my wrist in. had a support on and everything......nah that is pretty gay actually....my bad.


    EDIT: should've read the post fully! but again, should've known jonny would find it funny!
     
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  17. SimonV

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    I ended up in hospital because I got hit in the eye with the side from a PC case, I was sat at my desk working on my laptop and the other tech here pulled the side of a PC and hit me in the eye with it. I had a scratch on my eyeball and had to wear and eye patch for a few days!!!!!!!
     
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  18. JonnyMX

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    Yah! :stpd
     
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  19. Tyler D

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    No IT injuries to speak of,plenty of other work related injuries from a previous job in furniture making,involving stanley Knife and stitches :cry:
     
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  20. tripwire45
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    No explosions to report but opening up any piece of hardware usually results in minor cuts, scratches and scrapes.
     
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