(Closed) Tell me your ‘ridiculous ways you get hurt at work’ stories

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have a candle shop, so I burn myself a lot but that’s to be expected.  I also work with blow torches and heat guns and you’d think that would be my main issue, but no;  yesterday I managed to squirt Clove fragrance oil right in my eyeball.  I seriously thought I was going to lose my sight in my left eye.  It burned like hell, I couldn’t stop crying, and it was totally embarrassed in front of customers.  Lame.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m an interior designer so we make elaborate presentation boards for our clients. I’ve burned myself with the glue gun many times but the worst was slicing off a big chunk of my finger with an x-acto blade. Ouch!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I work as a cook in a resturant…I reached over to grab a plate and got my ring STUCK on the metal rack. I pulled, and Cut my finger off of my engagement ring! it bled pretty good. now  i have a sexy blue bandaid where my ring should be…:(

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I worked at Sears for a while. We had those hand computer scanners, like most stores. No sharp edges- not even slightly sharp. I gave myself a huge cut with one of them and it wouldn’t stop bleeding. I was laughing when I told my manager. Then, not long after, I was standing on a ladder that was attached to rails on the ceiling so it could slide back and forth… and while I was at the top, the rail broke and I fell down. That one actually hurt. But it was still pretty hilarious.

Then one day we were using box cutters… I saw them and said, “don’t I get hurt enough without using these things?” My manager agreed and I was banned from using the box cutter at work, lol.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I bent down to pick something up and bashed my head on the corner of a table. Left a HUGE bruise on my forehead for weeks!!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I worked as a manager at a coffee shop for a few years. We sold bagels in the mornings and one day I was half asleep and decided to stick my hand into the electric bagel slicer to try and fix it because it was jammed. Of course I didn’t think to unplug it before sticking my hand in. Needless to say I unjammed it but cut up my hand pretty good on the gigantic blade which equaled 10 stitches and a whole lot of embarassment:/ not one of my smartest moments! 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

I’m a nanny so most of it has to do with stepping on toys, tripping over toys and burning myself with hot water.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You do not want to know the various ways that nurses can hurt themselves at work!!!!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

 I got a papercut in my eye.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m a manager at a larger retail store. We get harassed by shoplifters who don’t want to be caught. I’ve had drinks thrown at me. I’ve had people threaten to wait for me to leave at night. I’ve seen other girls get physically attacked. We need a ft police guard in my opinion. 

Once I was on a ladder to get something in the stock room and slipped. I fell but one of my rings caught on the shelving and I tore my rotator cuff. That was tons of fun.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I ran over my toes with a patient’s stretcher multiple times. Gotten my fingers caught in bucky trays,  bruised my thighs by running into the exam room tables, oh and I’ve been punched in the stomach by a psych patient. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@katiebugbug:  I’d like to add what a vicious little brat that child was for pushing you. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I used to be a uc clerk at a grocery store as my first job. The most oddest things happened to me on that job. I got hurt one time when I was bagging groceries for a customer. I grabbed for a bag of noodles and a noodle pierced my finger! Weird I know. It hurt.

The next one. I didnt get hurt, but its odd. Again I was bagging groceries and a 8 pack of soda was coming down the way to me after the cashier scanned it. I just picked it up when I started to getting sprayed by soda! What the!? Turns out there was a sharp edge where the soda bottle hit and pierced the bottle.

That was a interesting first job to say the least!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m a teacher.  I mostly walk into desks. =/

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