Why do accident happen?
What every carpenter and joiner needs to know about avoiding accidents.
How did this accident happen?
What tips would you offer to help others worried about a similar fate?
1st) I would try to realise the truth about working in an environment where accidents can happen in an instant.
2nd) I would try to figure out, if what I'm about to do, can be done in a less strained safer way.
3rd) I would consider if I'm rushing this at all.
4th) Next I would figure out a way to remove my hands and use a clamp instead!
ps How did this happen anyway? Well I was holding a small piece of wood on a bench and placed the saw pointing down with the teeth of the blade facing inwards. The piece was so tiny and yet I persisted in trying to saw it, and because of impatience and backache and a desire to hurry the whole procedure, instead of sitting up and giving myself and chance to rest and try again or make it safe, I instead just went right ahead and quickly just pushed the saw, but the piece of wood, was to easy to cut, but by this time I was committed and leaning over thus was needing to correct myself a little before the saw had finished its manoeuvre. This resulted in just a little touch from the teeth onto my flesh! The rest they say was history.