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  • When you have a bad day, think of how you're not this guy at least.

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...i180321D98.DTL

    (05-25) 02:14 PDT WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) --

    A New Zealand truck driver said he blew up like a balloon when he fell onto the fitting of a compressed air hose that pierced his buttock and forced air into his body at 100 pounds a square inch.

    Steven McCormack was standing on his truck's foot plate Saturday when he slipped and fell, breaking a compressed air hose off an air reservoir that powered the truck's brakes.

    He fell hard onto the brass fitting, which pierced his left buttock and started pumping air into his body.

    "I felt the air rush into my body and I felt like it was going to explode from my foot," he told local media from his hospital bed in the town of Whakatane, on North Island's east coast.

    "I was blowing up like a football," he said. "I had no choice but just to lay there, blowing up like a balloon."

    McCormack's workmates heard his screams and ran to him, quickly releasing a safety valve to stop the air flow, said Robbie Petersen, co-owner of the trucking company.

    He was rushed to the hospital with terrible swelling and fluid in one lung. Doctors said the air had separated fat from muscle in McCormack's body, but had not entered his bloodstream.

    McCormack, 48, said his skin felt "like a pork roast" — crackling on the outside but soft underneath.


    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...#ixzz1Nwisz9ZB
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    "Corruptisima republica plurimae leges."

    "The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws."
    - Cornelius Tacitus

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    Dear Lord, thank you that this didnt happen to me!

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    • #3
      OK as an Officer let me put in better perspecitve. The guy was out drinking and thought, I wonder if I use this compressed air and put it...................... Next thing you are in the Hospital making up a story.
      Budda sat in front of a wall and when he stood up he was enlightened. I sat in front of a wall and when I stood up the wall was enlightened.


      We forge our skills in the fire of our will.

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      • #4
        That guy, nahhh, he's just full of hot air
        Today's Quote:

        "The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."
        Albert Einstein

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jiu-Jitsu Cop View Post
          OK as an Officer let me put in better perspecitve. The guy was out drinking and thought, I wonder if I use this compressed air and put it...................... Next thing you are in the Hospital making up a story.
          Well, according to Cosmo Kramer, the vast majority of proctologist visits do start with, "It was a million to one shot, Doc, I swear!"
          "Snort-laughter is the best medicine"
          ----- Mussel Bound


          Don't forget to laugh today. The more implausible it seems, the more you need to.

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          • #6
            Pic of his release from the hospital...
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            Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun.
            And you might meet 'em both if you show up here not welcome son.

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