I have been prompted to ask this question due to a recent situation at my work. I am a nurse and work in a major trauma unit - an interesting line of work and we certainly see some different situations that land our patients there. On my last shift I cared for a patient who had amputated their finger while making sausages - their finger had got caught in the mincing machine. Aside from withholding from asking what kind of sausages they were making to start off with, it also got me wondering how many chowhounders have seriously injured themselves in the pursuit of their passion. I myself have sliced, grated and burned myself many a time, thankfully, not seriously. Have you ever managed to seriously injury yourself in the course of cooking?