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^^^^Very funny! I had many scrapes, minor cuts, and bruises, luckily nothing major or needing an ER trip.
I did have a close call building my riser. The last OSB cut I made I was on was on the short side of the saw horses when I made my cut. Obviously I did not know this until I got within about 8 inches of the end and everything started to flex. The rest of the image I have is in all slow motion as I realize that I'm on the wrong side of the sawhorse my brain says "this is going to be very ugly". As all of this is going through my mind I am trying to stop the forward motion of my cut, which at this point is next to impossible as I am now falling into the OSB and between the sawhorses as the OSB begins to collapse because it is no longer being supported by anything. The next thought was to push as hard as I could to finish the cut and get the circular saw as far away as I could so I would not fall on it. By this time the OSB board, the saw, me and all the misc. tools I had on the OSB panel crash onto the concrete driveway. I ended up only bruising my ego and thinking how stupid I was for not checking something as simple as where my cut was going to go. Bonus for not amputating anything and another bonus my cut on the OSB was good too.
I laugh at it now, but man I thought for a while how nasty it could have been.