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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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Heat of the Moment

by on Apr.19, 2013, under Health, Technology

Northgate Vehicle Sales, in Darlington, County Durham, UK  was having a chain link fence erected. They hired a contractor to install the fence but failed to apply for plans showing the location of the underground utilities. tom_sharp Tom Sharp didn't know about the high voltage cables that ran underneath. So he was shocked when his jackhammer hit an 11,000 volt cable. tomsharp2 The burns he suffered were so severe that his clothes seared to his skin causing 20 per cent burns to his arms, face and neck. He spent more than a month in hospital receiving treatment for his wounds. tomsharp3 He is still receiving therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of his experiences. Northgate Vehicle Sales admitted that it was up to them to get the plans showing the cables and they did not do so. "Staff did not believe there were cables in the area because the company has no need for high-voltage power and there is no sub-station nearby." said their attorney.


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Spear Time

by on Jun.24, 2012, under Games, Health, Kids, Recreation, Weapons

Yasser Lopez was swimming with a group of friends in a lake near his home in Miami-Dade, Florida. One of the kids, a 15-year-old friend of Lopez, brought along a speargun.

A speargun

While loading the speargun, he accidentally hit the trigger. The spear hit Lopez. The spear penetrated an inch above his right eye, through the right side of his brain, and became lodged in his skull. It protruded through the back of his head, and stuck about 3 feet from his forehead. Lopez may have initially lost consciousness, but he was awake and able to talk to paramedics. His friend apparently passed out from shock at the injury he inflicted. Nasser was flown by helicopter to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where doctors noted Lopez was initially alert before flailing his arms and shouting out in Spanish. He was anesthetized so he didn't injure himself further. "It’s a miracle the spear missed all the main blood vessels of the brain," neurosurgeon Ross Bullock told NBC Miami. "The most important thing is to resist that temptation to pull that thing out." They cut 18 inches off the spear before taking the X-ray. Surgeons then spent three hours removing it from Lopez, who is now in a serious but stable condition. .
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