I look around at the other guys at my shop, and I realize that I am among the few that have YET to be seriously injured. Many of our guys have been off for months with surgery and rehab for knees, shoulder and arm injuries.
Worst that I have had was a broken foot from when I dropped a Copeland 'K' body on it. That was a nice owie!
I know that my injury-free days are pretty much numbered. I work smarter and safer every day because of it.
It also doesn't help much that I injured my back as a teenager. I had surgery on that at 15. It may acutally make me safer and smarter because I am always aware of that old injury and work to avoid aggravating it.