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13 stitches and out of work for a few weeks. Thanks silky!

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Hey guys,


Had a small accident in a spruce tree on Wednesday. 25 foot up the main trunk during a take down, stripping the lateral branches with the silky, cut a branch on my right side from the topside until it swung down and hung on its last fibers.  Grabbed to hold the branch with my left from the underside and proceeded to finish the cut off with my right hand from the topside again. The final cut went through far easier than expected and the final destination of the blade ended up hitting the topside of my wrist/forearm with some pull motion. Took a quick look as soon as it happened with blood squirting from the cut, got myself down from the tree asap and got my lad to get the first aid kit and the customer rushed me to A&E. The result of this silly mistake ended in 4 internal stitches. It had cut to muscle and cut a superficial vein and I have 9 external stitches. Thankfully no tendon damage and I should be back to work in a few weeks.


Keep safe guys!





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Your not the first and I doubt the last .  Dodgiest thing without an engine . 

Mend up .

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Looks nasty, sorry to see that.

I was on a course last week, was told off for not having a second line in when using a silky - "well have you seen how fast it will cut through a rope?" On reflection it's a good point.

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Be a mear flesh wound in Yorkshire, put a plaster over it and crack on !

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