Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Safety First

After seeing far too many fingers lost this summer from hands being stuck where they don't belong, I was glad to learn that my patient last night decided not to clear out his jammed paper shredder with his fingers.

Using a knife, however, didn't end up being a much better choice.


Anonymous said...

Let's say, hypothetically, that I'm the type of person who doesn't see anything wrong with using a knife to un-jam a paper shredder. (I also pick up hitchhikers.) What went wrong? I guess something got broken other than just the knife and the shredder?

Second Shift said...

Who doesn't love picking up hitchhikers?

While the knife did help clear the jam, it also sadly resulted in a deep laceration across the gentleman's palm that required several stitches. Maybe a soft, flexible spatula would have been a better idea.