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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|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 ! |
|... nuthin' better to do huh?.. well this here is a primo example of todays Darwin Award nominees.. he don't qualify because he's still breathin'....but there are many more ADHD kids out there that would love to take his place and become "famous"...|
|he should stick to fixing water pumps.|
|Luis E. Mariani.
| In order to perform duties to maintenances to this kind to Gas,Oil Pump you need to have in mind who are you, then find for something called Collage and get Educate to this specific Unit ..you cannot performe teh duties just because you look cool.|
thats what you get for playing smart ass..
Iron Maiden got you bro...
Take the time .to think.
|Max Romeo & The Upsetters
|Stupid stupid boy, he didin't deserve that to happen to him though. Hes just a kid, but i think he has grown up pretty fast since that "accident".|
|very bad scene is this all americns r loosers|
|Kill Da Chechen
|God Bless George Bush - the muslim anihilator - we need more men like him - be good to the world Kill A Muslim Today - you just KNOW it makes sense.|
|dawg eat dawg
|that's gotta hurt! this is why you listen to ur parents!|
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