I had some shavings in my eye

It is dangerous to work in a metal shop.

There is always a danger of problems occurring.

I was training a new guy last month and I ended up with metal shavings in my eye. I was training the guy on how to feed wire through the double loop tie wire machine. We send the stainless steel wire through a special machine that automatically loops and shapes The Wire. The kid wasn’t paying attention to half of the things that I was saying. I was getting frustrated right around the time that the kid did something super stupid. He turned on a ventilation fan above the area while the machine was still running. Metal shaving started flying all over the place. I was standing right next to the machine when the problem occurred and I ended up with metal shavings from the bar ties in my eyes. I ran to the eye wash station and started flushing my eyes with water. I got out as much as I could. I could still feel some small pieces of metal from the rebar tie wire. I ended up having to go to the doctor so they could check my eye for damage. I still had some small flecks of metal in my eye when I went to the doctor. I don’t know if that kid is going to last very long. He nearly killed me with the double loop tie wire machine and he is still there. I go back to work next week and I hope I won’t be stationed anywhere near that clumsy mess.


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