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New Zealand man 'blown up like a balloon'


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A New Zealand truck driver has said he blew up like a balloon when he fell onto the fitting of a compressed air hose that pierced his buttock and forced highly pressurised air into his body.

Steven McCormack was standing on his truck's foot plate 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."

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Good job he didn't burst :mellow:

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I am a terrible person... I cannot stop laughing. :lol: That poor guy!

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I read that article on MSN this morning. Wow, talk about freak accidents...poor guy!:blink:

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Woah, stuff that! Lol, imagine the awkward phone call if he died

"WHAT HAPPENED?"

"Well.....He Popped."

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That's pretty funny. If only it had killed him so he could have gotten on "1000 Ways to Die" xD

Been a while since I've checked out UM. Looks... different.

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its sounds like from Final Destination movie ...creepy

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Wow, lucky he didn't start floating into the upper reaches of the atmosphere. Crazy.

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I am surprised he did not die from air getting into his blood stream, he's also lucky it pierced his butt and not his torso as he would probably have crushed all his internal organs and met a terrible end.

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In a way he was actually lucky, it could have been much much worse.

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Well, good thing it was is butt, and not his butthole...of course the odds of him falling on it in that exact spot are increased, that would of caused wayyy more internal problems. Better out than in.

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That must have been one huuuuuuge fart when it was all said and done!

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It sounds ironic that instead of air coming out of his buttocks, it was actually being pushed in. :innocent:

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I am a terrible person... I cannot stop laughing. :lol: That poor guy!

I have no clue how you are laughing. :hmm: It's making me feel a tad uneasy! :P

Could you imagine? Oh my Lord... That's horrific.

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I have no clue how you are laughing. :hmm: It's making me feel a tad uneasy! :P

Could you imagine? Oh my Lord... That's horrific.

its kind a funny :unsure2: ....that don't mean we are not sorry for that guy

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Good job he didn't burst :mellow:

laugh.gif Sorry for laughing but lol

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So what part of this story is a mystery? Is it the part where his friends helped him rather then just watch and see what happens ;) Yeah, people are a very mysterious species indeed!

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I am surprised he did not die from air getting into his blood stream, he's also lucky it pierced his butt and not his torso as he would probably have crushed all his internal organs and met a terrible end.

Did you read the article ?

It stated that it DID NOT enter his blood stream but it seperated the fat from muscle - talk about a freak accident , he is very lucky to be alive .

TiP.

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Ewwww and LOL...Lolz the other mistery would be those strange accidents and things we do....Like give our hand away for something and stuff like that...

Ok That sounds really strange, maybe he was very fat? Lost a few pounds in that accident?

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I feel guilty for thinking this, but I thought of Aunt Marge from Harry Potter.

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Very odd, lucky he didnt die

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