SJCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 579 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3627 times:
Saturday afternoon, I was loading the daily WN382 from here (SJC) to MCI, a 737-700. While running back and fourth from the jetway, under the plane, to retrieve late-checked strollers, I stood up a little too soon on my way under the plane. You all know those little white antennas you see sticking out of planes...well they're not that little, about a foot in length and hard as concrete. I jammed my back into the antenna, ripping a muscle behind my right lung. That night, it ruptured and I couldn't breath, resulting in me being rushed to the emergency room. I was released the next morning. I'm sitting here in my PJ's in pain, but recovering (with the help of Vikadin ) All I've been able to do at work is push-out all day. This accident has costed me tons of time doing paperwork and yada yada yada... I'm still attending the Airliners Convention in IAH on Thurs. though!
Jsf119 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3574 times:
dont feel too bad i used to work at BOS for Business Express as a bag smasher and i was in a hurry to leave one night and wasnt paying attention and almost walked into the prop my flashlight/wand light up the prop tip. one more step and i was a goner.
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30262 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3470 times:
I have to hope that I never go bald.
Ran my head into a nav antenna on the bottom of a metro two and half years ago. cut my skull open. After I got the bleeding under control, I still finished my shift. They ended up not stiching it, but the flight nurse that took the first look at it thought that I might have needed about four stiches.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
BH From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 525 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3255 times:
Glad to hear your okay, we had a guy unhooking the airstart off a tower 747 he dropped it and when he came back up his head struck one of the antenna's after 20 stitches he was ready for more 747 action.
Mikeclod From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 272 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3104 times:
If anyone is familiar with the Pilatus PC-12, there is a metal "fin" right behind the prop on the underside, it's a good 1/8 of an inch thick. One time I dented one with my head while hooking up a towbar. The pilot was pissed that I bled all over the front cowling. It wasn't too fun!
Flyua From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 326 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2976 times:
I feel like such a wimp now! This post has been the most interesting read in a long time. I now have a lot more respect for the dangerous work rampers do in often nasty conditions. ...I just came back from a transcon trip where I cussed up a storm for spilling a little coffee on my uniform shirt's cuff! SJCguy, my hat's off to you, and best wishes for a speedy recovery. I hope you can use the time off to do even MORE 757 spotting! --Best wishes, flyua.