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Answer: This fellow’s wrist got in the way of a sliding miter saw blade. The medical diagnosis for what you see is "accidental transection of the distal radius and ulna." This means the man’s wrist bones were sawed through. It was a clean cut, too. Ouch!
Let’s face it, saws are dangerous. About 13,000 people were hospitalized last year with miter saw injuries. Table saws injured another 35,000. Chain saws bite hard, too -- they send 36,000 people to the hospital every year with chain saw injuries.
Clearly some people aren’t reading user manuals before firing up their power saws. For some helpful tips on preventing saw injuries, visit:
And one more thing: Let’s be careful out there!
US Consumer Product Safety Commission -- www.cpsc.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- www.cdc.gov
|David R. Eltz is the managing editor of Synergy and Editorial Director of A.D.A.M., Inc.
His favorite movie is the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the 1974 version). David can be reached at email@example.com.