Down for the count

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Penumbra, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. Penumbra

    Penumbra Light Load Member

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    Well y’all m, I’m down lol was getting out of the truck to unhook, fell on the ice, and sent a half inch bolt through my hand.

    tried calling pam...no answer
    Tried calling Walmart dc....no answer
    Tried calling the Walmart store...they told me to call back.

    so I sent a detailed Qualcom to Pam. Dropped the trailer. Left the empty out of the way. Parked my truck in the parking lot.
    In a Lyft heading to the ER now, then back to my sleeper.

    what a mess!
     
  2. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Hope everything goes ok for you. Keep us posted.
     
  3. Penumbra

    Penumbra Light Load Member

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    Will do. And I just ordered a #### pizza like 20 minutes before! It’ll be cold!
     
  4. Penumbra

    Penumbra Light Load Member

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    Thanks Texas, glad its a weekend, I’ll submit the paperwork as soon as I’m back in the truck, do my sleeper birth, and keep right on Truckin!
     
  5. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    That sucks. walking to and around the parking lot is often the most dangerous thing I do all winter. The big factory I went to nightly for decades was like a skating rink once you got onto their property. My past company gave out strap-on ice cleats to drivers to help prevent injuries. Those are very effective but it's a pain to put them on and take them off multiple times as some of thew will absolutely tear up the floor of the truck. The ones that are more like tire chains and less like spikes can be worn inside the truck if you are careful.

    I'm sure all of us have taken a flyer walking on icy ground or going up/down stairs at customers. Get well soon.
     
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  6. Anywhichwaybutloose

    Anywhichwaybutloose Bobtail Member

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    Get a pair of ice cleats. About $10 but they are worth it.
     
  7. Penumbra

    Penumbra Light Load Member

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    I’m lucking out,

    tetanus shot
    One stitch
    Antibiotics

    however now I’m stuck on medical restriction until I can be cleared Monday morning
     
  8. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

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    Bolt thru hand don't sound good. The parking lots can be mess. Hopefully no major damage to you hand
     
  9. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    dang. hope it works out okay for you
     
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