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      05-26-2011, 01:06 PM   #1
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Man Survives Bizarre Accident With Air Hose That Blew Him Up Like a Balloon

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A New Zealand truck driver has survived a freak accident with an air tank that inflated him like a balloon to twice his normal size and left him looking like the Michelin Man.

Steven McCormack, 48, ended up Saturday in the intensive care unit at a hospital in Whakatane, a town on the North Island's east coast.

As McCormack was standing on the rigging between his truck and trailer while working at Waiotahi Contractors, he slipped and fell onto a brass valve that was connecting the truck's brakes to the compressed air supply. The nozzle pierced his left buttock and air rushed into his body at 100 pounds per square inch.

"In a matter of minutes, my body blew to twice its size," McCormack told New Zealand's 3News.
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/man-sur...ry?id=13693534
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He is so lucky to be alive! If he got air in his blood he could have been toast.
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The air separated his fat from his muscles and compressed his heart.
Holy fuck that sounds terrifying.
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"The nozzle pierced his left buttock and air rushed into his body at 100 pounds per square inch. "

LOL
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"The nozzle pierced his left buttock and air rushed into his body at 100 pounds per square inch. "

LOL
It sounds like something out of Austin Powers.
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surprised nobody has noted this quote "Though doctors were able to get fluid out of him, the air had to come out the natural ways, resulting in an enormous case of flatulence.".
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This blew up my mind
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just saw this a lil while ago, too funny
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That blows.
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That blows.
It'll pass.
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This story could only be better if it was a chick and something else got inflated to double it's normal size...if you know what I mean
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when you're dealing with air hoses it's always best to err on the side of caution
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that was the worst choreographed fight scene I have ever seen
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"The nozzle pierced his left buttock and air rushed into his body at 100 pounds per square inch."



Sounds quite sig worthy
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lol... for real?
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I actually have a friend who worked a similar case, he sent me a pic from that incident...






































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"Though doctors were able to get fluid out of him, the air had to come out the natural way, resulting in an enormous case of flatulence"

Over 3 days!

his back door will never recover.
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He kinda looks like Croc hunter!
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