Within the last week or two, a decent sized tree came down on the electric fence. The fence is off with nothing being in that area. I cut up the tree, inspected the fence, and found that only two wires came undone. I re-crimped those wires and began to ratchet the high-tensile wire tight. First wire went great. Second wire start started going over the ratchet. I had to guide the wire a bit with my hand as I tightened it. Then, it happened. My finger got pinched in the ratchet and was getting the meat of my finger crushed to a flat pancake. The tool slipped from my hand, and I spent the new few painful seconds with my hand stuck to this ratchet trying to get the tool back on. Finally, after a dozen seconds or so, I was free. I finished tightening up the remaining three strands before my finger really started to hurt. I was wearing gloves, or there would be a massive chunk missing from my finger. Luckily, it’s only swollen with a minor tear. It hurt a lot, and the black and purple has faded to a slight pink. At least I can still bend it and it is functional. That hurt though.