i realy did get shot at today at work. i was working on a frozen caliper slide in the caliper bracket. it was in the vise and i have the oxy/act wrench out and had the bracket just starting to glow red. i was .00025 sec away from getting vise grips to grab on to it and remove. then BANG!!! i felt this pain in my chest/gut/rock hard 6pack. and next thing i know i was short of breath. i looked down at my chest and no blood so that must be good. next i remove part of my shirt to check and i found this big red welt in my gut. upon further looking at welt i noticed it even scimed some of my skin off. plus it tore my shirt just a bit. so long story short. never stand in the direct path if a possible flying hot object. heat+petrolium products+small space = big gas pressure=something will give way soon!!! p.s. please no love mail from my body shot pic thanks.