At Brown and Bush, later Bush Bros, we had some gnarly stuff.
Had a resaw (bandsaw that was 10 feet between spindles on 30 inch wheels. We cut raw logs there, mostly cypress.
We had two 36inch jointers, a 24 inch one, and a few smaller ones. Ancient old DeWalt table saw with 24 inch blade, couple of newer ones with 18 inch blades, and some normal shop size ones. Had a nice old radial arm with 24 inch blade (scary as hell), and a good half dozen regular normal shop sized ones. And we had a 5 drum moulding machine and knife grinder for it - four sides plus an angle if you wanted. That was the bad stuff. Things like biscuiters and stuff.. loads of drills and skills and that sort. Had a nice pin router and two smaller table routers (5hp or so).
The resaw scared me the most. I always had thoughts of that blade letting loose - it was about 3/16 thck by a good 8 inches deep... some 38 feet (or so.. somebody can do the math) of blade steel. I figured if it let loose I'd be doing my Vic Morrow impersonation - after the copter scene. Scared me to death, but it didn't let loose and it ran at pretty high speed too.
One day though - boss goes "the kid got hurt, go and pick his stuff out the dust collector under the join'er". His stuff was remains of one of his hands and fingers from the other. I hadda crawl under the machine, in the sawdust bin, and clean it out, then clean out the line to the vacuum system (we vacuumed sawdust into an empty 18 wheeler trailer, and it was taken away every few weeks).
And brothers, that is humanity kicking you in the face and gut and balls and ass and chest all at one time. They saved some of his hand most of his fingers on the other. He was 17. At the time I was bout 25 or so... I'm amazed I survived that place in one piece. The old timers wore their scars as a badge of honor. One day old timer kicks off my table saw power cuz he dont like the noise during his break. That was it for me - the wood took off - and I was about ready to beat him silly with a hammer, or worse... and just said... enuf of the madness and left.