I can't agree enough with this message. A couple of years ago, we had a
patient who received an injection injury from a high-pressure paint
sprayer (he was scratching the tip to clear a clog). The paint involved
contained lead, so it showed up well on x-ray. This guy had a small
puncture wound on the tip of his index finger. On x-ray, you could see
paint spread half way to his elbow. He required hours of surgery and
weeks of physical therapy.
Furthermore, don't EVER discharge a grease gun such that the grease is
injected into your skin. The resulting medical condition usually leads to
On Tue, 17 Mar 1998, Steve Noe wrote:
> One word of advice re. pneumatic grease guns: keep them away from kids.
> I taught auto shop and had to explain to the principal the grease splotches
> on the shop ceiling. Disconnected the bugger and gave the kids manual
> grease guns.
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