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Dan Thurmond
By Dan Thurmond
Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 16:47


I recently experienced an injury to my eye because of a decision not to wear eye protection. I have played sports and worked with power tools that required eye protection for over 45 years. I never had an occasion where wearing eye protection saved me from an injury but I always wore it. Until recently, when this one time, I decided to break my rule. I was 15 minutes into playing racquetball when a very well struck ball hit me in the eye. I lost my sight for a day and have been told that full vision might not return to 100%. My sight is slowly getting better, which I am very grateful for. The reason for writing this is to remind all of you we can’t afford to let our guard down when it comes to safety - both on the job and off - not even one time in 45 years!