Turned on the air compressor to put air in the lawn mower tires. A while back I had issues with the plastic guards and took them off. Been meaning to replace them and well today I reached for the air hose and had my fingers extended too far and I was not looking at what was touching, Fingers got whacked a few times by the plastic rotating fan. Felt the contact then heard the bbraaappp and then felt the pain. Immediately knew what I did.
I had made a point a while back to "know" what my actions would be in the case of an accident. I work alone and live in a rural area.
1.Stop any and all machinery: I only run one thing at a time.
2. Know what my surroundings are and pick my egress route toward the Trauma kit/phone in the shop
3. Asses the injury: I decided on looking at any injury last as it can bring on shock faster by seeing what damage was done.
Ended up with cuts on my fingers and broke a nail... no dislocations or broken bones. Went inside and used the house med kit. Ouch, just plain ouch.
Got the lawn mowed and thought about it for while. Have a plan, it will make things go smoother. Keep it as simple as possible.