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Man crushed by 16ft cactus

Posted on Sunday, 24 June, 2012 | Comment icon 30 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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A city worker from Arizona is in intensive care after a huge cactus fell down and crushed him.

William Mason had been working to repair a leak when the eye-watering accident occured, the 16ft cactus toppled down on top of him and crushed his legs while impaling him all over with needle-like spines, so far doctors have managed to remove over 150 of them.

"We'll have to see how the surgery goes to learn the extent of his injuries," said his mother-in-law. "It was a horrible accident. He's in very serious condition. We don't even know if he will live. We're all praying for him."

"In response to the same, City Administrator Greg Wilkinson has assured complete help to the family of the victim."

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Comment icon #21 Posted by UFO_Monster on 27 June, 2012, 12:55
No kidding, look what one of those cactus can do to a car. I definitely wouldn't want one of those things falling on me. If a saguaro cactus can do that to a car, I'm surprised this man was still breathing after one of these things fell on top of him.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Coffey on 27 June, 2012, 14:11
Being crushed by so many pricks lol It's like queuing in Asda after 5pm!
Comment icon #23 Posted by Beckys_Mom on 27 June, 2012, 14:26
It's like queuing in Asda after 5pm! I have never shopped at Asda... Been in it twice but to have a nosey.. I normally do my shopping at Sainsburys or in the local Petrol station like everyone else lol
Comment icon #24 Posted by Coffey on 27 June, 2012, 16:38
I have never shopped at Asda... Been in it twice but to have a nosey.. I normally do my shopping at Sainsburys or in the local Petrol station like everyone else lol Petrol stations..... Are they not overpriced over in Ireland as well?! I've shopped at every supermarket. I'm bad for shopping around. lol
Comment icon #25 Posted by Beckys_Mom on 27 June, 2012, 17:54
Petrol stations..... Are they not overpriced over in Ireland as well?! I've shopped at every supermarket. I'm bad for shopping around. lol Some local petrol stations over here are not too bad..I only ever go in to buy milk, bread and a few essentials...I go to the supermarket for a load of food..
Comment icon #26 Posted by csspwns on 28 June, 2012, 2:01
wow dang tats gotta hurt. but its only his legs not his vitals so he"ll probably survive
Comment icon #27 Posted by Coffey on 28 June, 2012, 12:04
Some local petrol stations over here are not too bad..I only ever go in to buy milk, bread and a few essentials...I go to the supermarket for a load of food.. Isn't milk 2 to 3 for 2ltr there? lol Sorry I know it doens't like much but to me I'm bad for finding the cheapest. Like in Tesco's etc it's like 1.25 for 2 ltr. (I'm Scottish, what do you expect? lol)
Comment icon #28 Posted by Capt Amerika on 9 July, 2012, 16:17
Sounds like it is time to do a life review because Karma just used you as a punching bag.
Comment icon #29 Posted by fantastico on 12 July, 2012, 10:23
All very sad, indeed. But to be fair he had been teasing the cactus ferociously beforehand.
Comment icon #30 Posted by Mistydawn on 12 July, 2012, 10:28
The roots of those monstrosities are only 4 - 6 inches deep??!!


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