Yeah, engineering can be dangerous if you are an idiot. Today, I was in an attic - one that I had just commented on how open it was - when I ducked under one duct and came back up into the corner of a flanged joint between two sections of the next duct. It didn't hurt much, so I was thinking I was ok, but then I felt the cut and came back with fingers covered in blood. In seconds, it was running down my face. I was looking for something to stop the bleeding, but I liked my shirt and couldn't figure out how to get it off to get to my t-shirt, so I just leaned forward and cupped my right hand under my face to catch the dripping. I yelled for my assistant and he came with me (I climbed down a short ladder with one hand on the ladder and the other holding a teaspoon-full of blood). Fortunately, we were in a partially occupied, but fully-staffed nursing home, so while I went to the bathroom to get some paper-towels and clean some of the blood off my face and hands, my assistant found the nearest nursing station. They said the cut was borderline on whether or not it would need stitches, cleaned it up, shaved some of the hair around it, and sent me on my way. My boss's wife is a nurse as well and we work out of his house, so I stopped on the way (I was driving - for a gusher, it actually stopped bleeding relatively fast, though it was still oozing a little) for some biga$$ bandaids and drove back to the home/office. One of my coworkers trimmed my hair with a clippers and tried to clip it close to the cut - but hooked it and pulled it back open. After it dried a little, my boss's wife cleaned it, put some butterfly bandages on it, and slapped a bigass band-aid over top of it. Since my coworker did such a crappy job cutting my hair, the bandages were all coming off, so I bought myself a barber-style clipper and redid it all myself. I also used some liquid bandage (really just superglue) and redid all of the bandages. I guess I'll be wearing a hat everywhere I go for the next week.... Moral of the story: dumb engineers should wear hardhats, but they don't because they are dumb. Pics attached.