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On The Fence

by on Oct.07, 2013, under Family, Health, Kids, Recreation

Although a garden fence won't keep out a determined intruder, a spiked fence is still a deterrent. spike0 The spikes don't have to be terribly sharp to cause damage to the unfortunate trespasser. spike1 Bobby Ward, 10, shown with his family, has some advice on climbing fences of this type. They're dangerous. spike2 Bobby was climbing the fence when he slipped, and one of the spikes went through his chin. spike3 Luckily, it missed major arteries. But it tore through his skin as he pulled himself off the fence. spike4 Bobby, from Fossway, in Walker, Newcastle, said, "I went to climb over the fence and I slipped and then the spike went through my chin." spike6 "I didn’t feel it. My friend starting being sick and that’s when I noticed what had happened. I just ripped myself off the fence and that’s when it ripped my skin." spike7 He was taken to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary, where he underwent surgery to repair the wound and had 15 stitches. A few millimeters further and it could have proved fatal. moto-death
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Dangerous Driver

by on Jan.26, 2013, under Health, Kids

Jiali, a four year old girl from Tianshui, Gansu Province, China was visiting her grandma when she slipped and fell over face first. She had been carrying a screwdriver, possibly in anticipation of applying for a job at FoxConn when she turns five. jiali34 She fell with enough force to drive the screwdriver into her nose where it stopped just below the eye socket. jiali2 It barely missed the brain. At the first two hospitals she visited, doctors were uncertain they could remove it safely. jiali5 Although we're not sure just what his past experiences entailed, this wasn't the first time Chief Surgeon Yu Qin has removed household objects from children's faces.
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Nurse prepares pap smear while Jiali is under sedation

Although the tip of the screwdriver was only 2mm from the base of the skull, Dr. Qin was able to remove it while managing to "preserve the little girl's looks." jiali1 The screwdriver, reported to be a Philips, was not significantly damaged.
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Injured Leopard Spotted

by on Sep.19, 2012, under Animals, Culture, Health, Nature

If you have stray cats in your neighborhood, you know that they don't respect boundaries. Your fence or garden wall is a minor obstruction. But this four-year-old leopard scaled a ten foot high wall, but then became impaled on a spike when it failed to clear a gate at the BEML factory in Mysore, India. The unfortunate creature was howling in pain when he was spotted by passersby as he struggled to free himself. A rescue operation was launched, and the leopard was tranquilized, allowing helpers under supervision of a veterinarian to lift it off the spike and bring it down in a net. Doctors at a nearby veterinary hospital stitched the wound caused by the spike and treated it with antibiotics. When he's sufficiently healed, he'll be rehabilitated to the forest, freeing him to return to Mysore.
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Taking In The Post

by on Jun.16, 2012, under Health, Kids

Leon Stone, an eleven year old boy from Stapenhill was climbing the fence at Heath Road Community Park when he slipped.

He slipped, and impaled himself on one of the metal spikes about 3 inches deep. The spike hit his sternum: if it had gone directly into his chest cavity, just inches lower, he probably would have died.

Leon told the Burton Mail: “When I got to the top of the fence my hand slipped and I got stuck on the spike. I lifted myself off and fell to the ground on my knees."

" At first I thought I had cut myself and ripped my jacket, but when I pulled my top up I saw lots of blood and a big hole in my chest and I got really scared. I stayed on the ground while my friends went to get help and call for an ambulance. It was really painful. The paramedics arrived quickly and put an oxygen mask on my face before lifting me onto a board to put me in the helicopter. I kept saying they couldn’t take me because my mum and dad didn’t know where I was going or what had happened to me. I kept calling out for them. It took about 10 minutes to get to the hospital and I went straight in for different treatments.”

The boy, who attends Edge Hill Junior School in Stapenhill, stayed in hospital for just one night before being discharged the following night. “I was really pleased when the doctors told me I could go home. They kept saying I had been extremely lucky”, Leon added. “I feel OK now I’m at home, just really tired. I’m off school until next week to get some rest and I won’t be climbing anything for a while. This has put me off.”
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Spear Zheng

by on Jun.13, 2012, under Culture, Health, Miscellaneous

Zheng, a bridge constructor, was working in Taizhou, Zhejiang, China when there was a mishap. He somehow entered the trajectory of a machine that rotates and expels steel rods at high speed. They entered through the middle right of his back, and exited through his left shoulder. He went to a local hospital for treatment, but was passed to other facilities twice before a doctor felt qualified to handle the trauma. Firefighters were called in to trim the bars before they could be removed. The bars were then pulled out through the front. So far Zheng has survived. It is believed that acupuncture will be used to reduce the pain.

Young boy gets a tribal piercing

Piercings should only be done in a sterile environment and you should try one before you get a multiple piercing.
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Bike Takes Kid For a Painful Ride

by on Nov.08, 2010, under Health, Kids, Recreation

Michael McDaid, 12, was trying to perform a 'bunny hop' trick but landed on the handlebars - impaling his inner thigh. His brake lever  penetrated just below the groin, embedding it into his thigh. Michael, of Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland was rushed to Paisley's Royal Alexandra Hospital after the accident at a skatepark in Dumbarton. He said last night: "I was just in shock. It happened when I was jumping off a wall - my front wheel caught and it caused the handlebar to swing and go straight through my leg. "I screamed. The most painful part was when the firemen cut one of the handlebars off the bike. It was still stuck in my leg at the time, so really hurt." Michael is anxious to return to his bike after the parts are returned to their proper place. http://www.thesun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/3175555/Schoolboys-leg-skewered-on-bike-when-BMX-stunt-went-wrong.html
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Stained Wood

by on Nov.08, 2010, under Health, Nature, Recreation

Trees are majestic and beautiful. They provide shade, color, and homes for countless species. Trees are a source of food, oil, and alcohol. We harvest them for wood and depend on them for the very air we breathe. We may complain about having to rake leaves, or the occasional infiltration of roots into sewer pipes, but we get so much from them. But not all trees are so benign. Sometimes they act without provocation.

Josh Skattum of Sartell, MN was wheeled into the Hennepin County Medical Center emergency room with an oak branch sticking out from his leg. To be fair, Skattum started it by driving his golf cart into the tree. The tree retaliated with a 3 foot branch that pierced Skattum's leg, entering at the inside of his left knee, pushing its way through his thigh and stopping short of poking out at his left hip.

Josh Skattum after his encounter with a tree

No bones were broken and the branch didn't pierce any major arteries.

http://www.startribune.com/local/west/19305104.html

Bob, an avid bicyclist from Cincinnati, wasn't as lucky. The rider just ahead of him ran over a large branch, raising the end of it as Bob rode by. The branch fractured his fibula. No screws or braces were used to avoid introducing more potential infections. Trees might not move very fast, but they have lots of patience.

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