OK fellas, in my latest blunder I wasn't injured but the story bears telling. The way I see it the near misses are as important as the accidents and fortunately not as tragic, so lets have 'em. Either your not so cool moments or ones you have witnessed. I'll start.
About 3 weeks ago I dropped a 50 ft white oak in some fairly dense timber. About 40 feet out in the path of the fall there was an old dead tree. It was only about 10" DBH and 25 feet tall or so. All of the branches had already fallen off so it was just a scrawny little stick poking up into the air. I'm not even close to it and the tree I'm falling is just going to knock it down right? WRONG! When the tree I felled hit the dead tree the top 6 feet snapped off and came whipping through the air straight at me, spinning like a freaking boomerang. I involuntarily ducked to the left and threw my right arm up to cover my face, MS650 still in hand. The flying wood brushed my right arm and grazed my hard hat without leaving so much as a scratch.
I had been cutting all day, was hot, tired, got lazy and didn't drop that little dead tree. It nearly cost me.