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Man 'blown up like a balloon' in accident

By T.K. Randall
May 26, 2011 · Comment icon 27 comments

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A New Zealand man suffered a rather unfortunate injury after falling on to a compressed air fitting.
The truck driver fell backwards with some force on to the fitting which pierced his buttock and started forcing air in through the wound at 100 pounds per square inch. Unable to move the man had no choice but to lie there as his body became increasingly inflated like a balloon. Luckily his workmates nearby heard his screams and came to help him, he suffered moderate injuries but lived to see another day.
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 air into his body at 100 pounds a square inch.

Source: Telegraph | Comments (27)

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Comment icon #18 Posted by Ronztrek 12 years ago
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!
Comment icon #19 Posted by tipotep 12 years ago
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.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Wolfpower 12 years ago
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?
Comment icon #21 Posted by DearPrudynce 12 years ago
I feel guilty for thinking this, but I thought of Aunt Marge from Harry Potter.
Comment icon #22 Posted by LivNinHawaii 12 years ago
omg.... but, what a story for the grand kids.
Comment icon #23 Posted by torf 12 years ago
Kinda brings the old saying "go blow it out your a--" to mind.
Comment icon #24 Posted by scaredsilly 12 years ago
Very odd, lucky he didnt die
Comment icon #25 Posted by Wolfpower 12 years ago
Lol... Dear Prudence, That was a pretty good umm how do u say it? Resemblance?
Comment icon #26 Posted by Hilander 12 years ago
Talk about one in a million shot. Just goes to show you no matter how crazy it sounds it could be true.
Comment icon #27 Posted by Wolfpower 12 years ago

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