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    I read about this in Popular Mechanics, not sure if it's true, but certainly can see it happening. Guy was tighteening the positive terminal clamp on his car battery. His wedding ring, which was touching the wrench or ratchet in his hand, touched some ground. You can imagine the result, basically burned his finger off. I'd never given it any thought prior to reading it, but am extra cautious now.

  • #2
    There have been many incidents in industry with employees wearing wedding rings and other jewelery. I recall something occur with someone wearing a ring while they were welding. I've also seen where a guys finger got ripped off because he was wearing a ring and it got caught on something. ouch.
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    • #3
      From my brothers shop aboard the USS Kearsarge


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      • #4
        Since I am a Electrician we were told first thing that rings are a big NO-NO on the job. Shock and arch flash hazzard plus if youare falling and the ring catchs under something like a screw and you keep falling it will make your finger look like the poor guy's above. Funny enough that was the same picture that they showed us in apprenticeship class. Always have remebered that one, hard to forget.
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        • #5
          I,ve jumped in the boat to get/do something real quick and when I got out my ring caught the cleat and yanked my finger hard enough to slightly cut thru the skin. It has happened twice. When I work I take it off but even when your just going to do something real quick,it may serve you well to take it off.

          I am also going to change my cleats to pop-ups.
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          • #6
            I have a welder buddy who has a permanent 'ring burn' around his finger because of a piece of hot slag that landed on it and he couldnt get the diagonal cutters fast enough. We like to tell his wife that hes 'scarred for life' because of being married. []

            I personally have a white gold band thats size 14.5 and close to 16oz (yes I am a big oaf) in weight. I dont wear it except going out and 'special occasions'. I told the wife, would you rather have me with 9 fingers or 10? She got the hint pretty quick. I do too many dumb things on a daily basis, its a hazard.

            Or am I the hazard?
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            • #7
              I have a welder buddy who has a permanent 'ring burn' around his finger because of a piece of hot slag that landed on it and he couldnt get the diagonal cutters fast enough. We like to tell his wife that hes 'scarred for life' because of being married. []

              I personally have a white gold band thats size 14.5 and close to 16oz (yes I am a big oaf) in weight. I dont wear it except going out and 'special occasions'. I told the wife, would you rather have me with 9 fingers or 10? She got the hint pretty quick. I do too many dumb things on a daily basis, its a hazard.

              Or am I the hazard?
              Patrick from Cape Cod MA [br]Its a Sandbar lifestyle[br]RIPPLE [br]1972 Seacraft 23 Hermco bracket, Honda 250 engine, Birsall Ttop and leaning post, a few other goodies. [br]Seacraft Build thread:[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=1&TOPIC_ID=34709#243989[br]Old wet MAKO[br]Build thread:[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26118[br]

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              • #8
                I'm with you wildman, ring stays on only for going out. At work you can get fired for wearing it.
                sold 1991 211

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                • #9
                  [quote]Originally posted by Wildman


                  I have a welder buddy who has a permanent 'ring burn' around his finger because of a piece of hot slag that landed on it and he couldnt get the diagonal cutters fast enough. We like to tell his wife that hes 'scarred for life' because of being married. []

                  - I get it if your moving fast in a wood shop. But - Make up some better stories!

                  A Car Battery ? I can't see it. Unless the guy was wearing 2 stainless steel rings on both hands ? Maybe.

                  WHAT WELDER Arc's Without Gloves ? I'm a welder & I couldn''t imagine welding without gloves with your ring exposed. And can;t imagine slag sticking to a ring while welding. I always wear my ring but always wear gloves. Some times I'll torch without gloves which is more likely to get a slag ball between ring n finger. But "sticking to gold in mid air" The odds are astronomical.

                  Fun topic for 3am. The hazards of rings. Beware of Mordor Frodo.

                  I can see while doing electrical work in tight spaces, or bare knuckle welding not wanting a ring on.

                  Okok you've reminded me shop 101 take your ring off while working with power etc.

                  Good reminder.... We should all have those ball chain :haha: sink chains around our necks to clip your ring on under your short while working.

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                  • #10
                    In my line of work, I'm always exposed to electric currents. Both high and low volt. Rings are a no-no while working.

                    -Pat.
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                    • #11
                      Yes sir, You are correct indeed. i was having on of those strange know it all & nothing on-line moments. Since the last post my ring got stuck on my Goats Horn..... HAHAHA I was running with him with his horn firmly between ring & finger Yea I need to dull those horns a bit.

                      I thought of this thread and said MAN I gotta say I was wrong about rings.!

                      I envy your knowledge of electrical work... The closest I've gotten was running BX in Manhattan and standing in damp city basements next to the main hooking up 6 story buildings with a few pals off the books... Yea I was young & needed the work.

                      sign off on the work bob ? glad I'm not in that line of work anymore.

                      I was just waiting to get ZAPPED. I hated wiring especially in the dungunous basements.

                      I was usually the guy ready with a 2x4 down there. I really hated even looking at those old main lines untrained....
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                      • #12
                        I did the battery thing one time, but nowhere near as bad as the picture. Basically, it melted a big chunk out of my gold band, and burned a hole in my finger. Finger swelled up before I could get the ring off. Fortunately, I didn't have to have the ring cut off.

                        It only took one time to learn my lesson. I would never have thought it could turn out as bad as the picture.
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                        • #13
                          I did the battery thing one time, but nowhere near as bad as the picture. Basically, it melted a big chunk out of my gold band, and burned a hole in my finger. Finger swelled up before I could get the ring off. Fortunately, I didn't have to have the ring cut off.

                          It only took one time to learn my lesson. I would never have thought it could turn out as bad as the picture.
                          “On the days where I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations, I have really good days.”



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                          • #14
                            After seeing several incidents in my years of offshore and oilfield work, most inclusive of amputation, I told my wife tha day we got married, "no disrespect, but I'm not wearing a wedding ring for safety sake." Didn't go over very well until I showed her the pics like the one above. She suggested a Tatoo..... [:0][:0]
                            Artie Sutherland[br]Rude Attitude -\'76 Mako 25 CC. - SOLD[br]1976 Mako 21[br]2002 Yellowfin 31 - 300 hp Suzukis[br]Gulf Coast, Mississippi[br]

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                            • #15
                              After seeing several incidents in my years of offshore and oilfield work, most inclusive of amputation, I told my wife tha day we got married, "no disrespect, but I'm not wearing a wedding ring for safety sake." Didn't go over very well until I showed her the pics like the one above. She suggested a Tatoo..... [:0][:0]
                              Artie Sutherland[br]Rude Attitude -\'76 Mako 25 CC. - SOLD[br]1976 Mako 21[br]2002 Yellowfin 31 - 300 hp Suzukis[br]Gulf Coast, Mississippi[br]

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