Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Accident → Never mess with... oil-pump!
Oklahoma City teenager loses arm after oil-pump accident
February 9, 2009
(SPECIAL THANKS TO DENNIS!)
A surgeon amputated a 17-year-old boy’s left arm to free him Sunday from an Oklahoma City oil pump.
Emergency responders determined they could not free the boy without jeopardizing his safety, so a surgeon was flown in on a medical helicopter to take off the arm.
The teen's name hasn't been released, and OU Medical Center spokesman Allen Poston says his family requested no information be released.
The teen and his friend were "messing with" a pump jack rig about 12:30 p.m. on an oil property at NW 104 and N Hudson Avenue when they turned it on to try to ride it, fire Deputy Chief Cecil Clay said. One of the rig’s many moving parts pinned the teen’s arm, and his friend was not able to turn the pump off.
The friend flagged down a passing taxi cab driver, Clay said.
The cab driver had previous experience with pump jack rigs and turned it off.
The surgeon amputated the boy’s arm below the shoulder, Clay said. Firefighters shielded the scene from view with red tarps as the surgeon worked.
The boy was then moved to a gurney and loaded onto the helicopter.
The teen, who had been trapped for about 90 minutes, was flown to OU Medical Center, but his condition was not known, Clay said.
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|can't figure out how this happened, how |
did his arm end up in that position
|Oh sweet jesus...there's blood all over the machines.|
I honestly think they should put HIGH fences around those contraptions.
|Uhh, Natural, the only thing funny would be seeing you hanging by the neck from a tree.|
|Haha this fukin white i hope he die slowly HAHAHAHA|
|that's brutal when you think about how the machine involved moves. the part where his arm was caught rotates on a pretty wide circle.|
while it was rotating it was certainly lifting him off the ground, and he was hanging by his mangled arm!
very unfortunate for him, and so young.
|Oil rig wins.|
|Ride an oil rig how fucking dumb can people be... Hes is very lucky.....|
|Hey, give back My Hemostats before you take him to the Trauma Center.|
Okies are dumber than Pollocks and Mexicans.
Just like a dumb Okies to big and arm to an oil well fight.
|Paul R Wilson
|Like that poor guy who lost his arm in a park -because (1) the trail he was on was not closed off, (2) no park ranger bothered to patrol it -to find him before he had to amputate the arm, and (3) no park ranger had that rock removed before hand. HE should have sued the park for $1 billion dollars ! |
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