Fire in the Hole!!! [OT]
Dan Michaels email (remove spam text)
>>! I'm just lucky that that thing flew over there instead of
>>into my eye!
>A colleague of mine was even luckier than this. A brand new piece of equipment
>arrived, but failed to work on power up. He had the lid off it, and with the
>power still on was bending over it looking at the circuit board. A teardrop
>tantalum decided just at that moment to give up the unequal struggle and flew
>past his ear!!! He was extremely lucky it was not his eye!!!
Since this is gory story day.... A technician friend of mine was
needing a pressure gauges [oy, yoy] - wearing his regular glasses.
He plugged a gauge into an air hose to test it, turned the handle,
and blam! Explosion straight up into his face. Luckily I was 3
feet away at the time. Hands went up to his face, and blood started
pouring out thru his fingers. I got him to remove his hands so
I could appraise the damage. Luckily for him, it was only a
large shard of glass sticking out of his upper lip. Plus a
*very deep* gouge on one of his eyeglass lenses. Other people
came running down the hall because the explosion was so loud.
End of story.
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