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Re: Ever been injured on your boat? Just happened to me.
All the injury's listed are typical of what I've seen too. We've had people step through open hatches, had anchor locker hatches fall on barefoot toes, jammed hands into winches, etc. Typically it's not the inexperienced people either, it's the good sailors getting careless (not that I'd ever do that)
In most cases, it has been at anchor or benign conditions.
When it get's nasty, in a gale, "injury" has been limited to sea sickness. When things gets serious, we get on the harnesses, clip in, and get careful about our movements, extra attention to navigation, and safety in general.