Package Handler: Scanner caused a weird lump on my knuckle

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Rawrzxor, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. Rawrzxor

    Rawrzxor Member

    Anyone else ever experience this? I don't wear gloves, so I guess it's just swollen from the abrasion. I've worked as a package handler for 8 months, and I've never had anything like that. Another guy at work has the same thing, but his look a bit worse. It's hard, lumpy

    INB4 go to the doctor, it's $100 bucks for a visit without insurance. I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced this, whether they started wearing gloves, and if it went away at some point.
  2. Never experienced it in my 18 months. Do your scanners still have the pads on them or did they fall off? Those buggers can scratch you up pretty good once they do fall off.

    I tried scanning with gloves but ended up passing because it just felt awkward with the scanner strap around my fingers. Though I seem to be the minority on my sort.

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  3. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    Thats not from the scanner!!!!!
  4. Don Spite

    Don Spite New Member

    Possibly a ganglion cyst?
  5. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    Yes, i would immediately see this Dr!
  6. browntroll

    browntroll Active Member

    never seen this, what kind of scanner? i have made a few ppl cut themselves on the printer by unloading too fast, i still feel bad about it.
  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Rawrzxor, Don't shell out a dime! Fill out a report with the supervisor and see the company doctor. That is a work injury.
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  8. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Go to the doctor.
  9. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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  10. 30 to life

    30 to life Active Member

    Tell the truth you got if from the five knuckle shuffle
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  11. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    I have had this same issue the past. It's from the pressure of the scanner pressing against your hand for so long, in combination with the movement of your fingers/hands. Much like everything else at UPS, it was set up to fail and will fail. They don't expect injury reports, though.
  12. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    My guess is - a callous. Probably from wearing it in the same spot day after day
  13. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    when filling out the accident report be sure to mention how this injury is ruining your sex life .
  14. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member

    What he said, file a report

    Less Runnin, More Stunnin
  15. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    That's probably caused by the radioactive material used to increase the scanning effectiveness.
    The loss of a finger is not that big a deal.
    Don't wear it on your thumb though ... the opposable digit is important to gripping.
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  16. Gumby

    Gumby *

    I get a lump in the front my pants. everytime I see a good looking girl.
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  17. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

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  18. Gumby

    Gumby *

    I didnt say big!
  19. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    ...still laughing / a classic bb burn
  20. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    Loosen up the scanner head. Worked for me.