Man Impaled by Steel Stake on Birthday

Man Impaled by Steel Stake on Birthday

There are 30 comments on the Independent Record story from Aug 4, 2006, titled Man Impaled by Steel Stake on Birthday. In it, Independent Record reports that:

Enjoying a relaxing 54th birthday in the yard, Mike Colwell went to move the sprinkler, backing up momentarily to avoid the spray, toward a horseshoe pit with a 1-inch-thick rusty steel stake.

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dhw

Quincy, MA

#1 Aug 4, 2006
Ouch!
Just Thinking

Farmington, MI

#2 Aug 4, 2006
They say that "close" only counts in horse shoes. This time it counted in arteries too. I guess his survival was a birthday present that he'll remember.
aiki_mcr

Berkeley, CA

#3 Aug 7, 2006
Sing along with me now:

"Happy Birthday to you..."

That has to be the suckiest birthday he's ever had.

I knew there was a reason I hated horseshoes!!
MRS

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Aug 7, 2006
I can't pull up the article. Please tell me he didn't sit on it. I wouldn't suggest yard darts at next year's celebration.
Just Thinking

Farmington, MI

#5 Aug 7, 2006
MRS wrote:
I can't pull up the article. Please tell me he didn't sit on it. I wouldn't suggest yard darts at next year's celebration.
I happened to read it the other day and while they didn't provide exact details they did say that it missed the Iliac artery by millimeters which supplies blood to some areas in the lower digestive region. Kinda makes me queasy just to think about it.
MRS

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Aug 7, 2006
Just Thinking wrote:
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I happened to read it the other day and while they didn't provide exact details they did say that it missed the Iliac artery by millimeters which supplies blood to some areas in the lower digestive region. Kinda makes me queasy just to think about it.
Makes my butt hurt thinking about it. About two weeks ago this football kid on his way to practice jumped over an old iron fence, slipped and speared is forearm. Picture in the paper and all, gave me the willies too.
Just Thinking

Farmington, MI

#7 Aug 7, 2006
MRS wrote:
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Makes my butt hurt thinking about it. About two weeks ago this football kid on his way to practice jumped over an old iron fence, slipped and speared is forearm. Picture in the paper and all, gave me the willies too.
I was an army medic and saw some horrible stuff but I never did get over the queasies when I read stuff like this.
MRS

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Aug 7, 2006
Just Thinking wrote:
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I was an army medic and saw some horrible stuff but I never did get over the queasies when I read stuff like this.
Yeah, impaled flesh is something I don't think I could stomach. Medic? That's interesting. I want to ask why you're not in the medical field, but can guess you've seen enough gore to last a lifetime.
Just Thinking

Farmington, MI

#9 Aug 7, 2006
MRS wrote:
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Yeah, impaled flesh is something I don't think I could stomach. Medic? That's interesting. I want to ask why you're not in the medical field, but can guess you've seen enough gore to last a lifetime.
I actually did work as a med tech for several years after the army and the main reason I changed professions was money. I got laid off and started driving a truck for extra income and it had a CB in it which I "tuned" up and that started an interest in electronics and bada bing ....next thing I knew I was a test tech here at Ford. Life has some odd turns.
MRS

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Aug 7, 2006
Just Thinking wrote:
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I actually did work as a med tech for several years after the army and the main reason I changed professions was money. I got laid off and started driving a truck for extra income and it had a CB in it which I "tuned" up and that started an interest in electronics and bada bing ....next thing I knew I was a test tech here at Ford. Life has some odd turns.
Bada bing? You lived in Joyzie? Yes life takes you on some trips. Do you miss the medical field?
Just Thinking

Farmington, MI

#11 Aug 7, 2006
MRS wrote:
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Bada bing? You lived in Joyzie? Yes life takes you on some trips. Do you miss the medical field?
Actually yes I do but my wife is a Veterinary Technician so I keep an interest through her. I must admit that I'd be a bit nervous around "bodily fluids" today. Thing are certainly different now than they were in the 70's pre AIDS days.
MRS

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Aug 7, 2006
Just Thinking wrote:
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Actually yes I do but my wife is a Veterinary Technician so I keep an interest through her. I must admit that I'd be a bit nervous around "bodily fluids" today. Thing are certainly different now than they were in the 70's pre AIDS days.
I'm not cut out for the medical field. I have a weak stomach. AIDS for-getta-bout-it!! That alone would make me want to quit. I'm a chicken.
Matilda

Australia

#13 Aug 7, 2006
Just Thinking wrote:
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Actually yes I do but my wife is a Veterinary Technician so I keep an interest through her. I must admit that I'd be a bit nervous around "bodily fluids" today. Thing are certainly different now than they were in the 70's pre AIDS days.
My eldest daughter is doing her Ba Vet Science Degree at Uni,which is great as I have a whole menagerie of animals here hahahahahaha (I LOVE animals), but she reckons if she treats any of my animals she is still going to charge me for it :( aw what a bummer huh, my own daughter and all! maybe I should remind her of all the years I gave to her and all the shitty nappies I had to clean etc hee hee :)
Just Thinking

Farmington, MI

#14 Aug 7, 2006
Matilda wrote:
<quoted text> My eldest daughter is doing her Ba Vet Science Degree at Uni,which is great as I have a whole menagerie of animals here hahahahahaha (I LOVE animals), but she reckons if she treats any of my animals she is still going to charge me for it :( aw what a bummer huh, my own daughter and all! maybe I should remind her of all the years I gave to her and all the shitty nappies I had to clean etc hee hee :)
Matilda, I absolutely love reading your posts. "shitty nappies" that kills me.
Matilda

Australia

#15 Aug 7, 2006
Just Thinking wrote:
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Matilda, I absolutely love reading your posts. "shitty nappies" that kills me.
hahahaha another Aussie slang saying I guess!:)
How are you anyway JT I hope you are going ok!:) have a great day :)
Just Thinking

Farmington, MI

#16 Aug 8, 2006
Matilda wrote:
<quoted text> hahahaha another Aussie slang saying I guess!:)
How are you anyway JT I hope you are going ok!:) have a great day :)
OK Matilda, you just keep the Aussie slang coming and I'll keep smiling. Everything here is great lately. It's almost scary how well everything's going. I signed off yesterday before you posted your reply. I've got another 6 or 7 hours to kill today so I'll be around off and on until the boss unlocks the door and lets me go home. I'll look forward to seeing you here. I read somewhere on these threads that Fosters is not too popular in OZ. Is that true? I like it anyhow but I'd be surprised if the rumors are true. I started my drinking while I was in Germany and developed a taste for a good strong beer. I even brew my own at home from time to time.
Matilda

Australia

#17 Aug 8, 2006
Just Thinking wrote:
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OK Matilda, you just keep the Aussie slang coming and I'll keep smiling. Everything here is great lately. It's almost scary how well everything's going. I signed off yesterday before you posted your reply. I've got another 6 or 7 hours to kill today so I'll be around off and on until the boss unlocks the door and lets me go home. I'll look forward to seeing you here. I read somewhere on these threads that Fosters is not too popular in OZ. Is that true? I like it anyhow but I'd be surprised if the rumors are true. I started my drinking while I was in Germany and developed a taste for a good strong beer. I even brew my own at home from time to time.
Hi JT, my hubby brews his own ALL the time (I reckon it tastes revolting but no one dare tell him that ha ha ha!). Carlton beer is very popular over here now rather than Fosters, but there are so many different sorts now to choose from, VB (Victoria Bitter) was very popular too but most people think it tastes like gins piss ( I often wonder how they would know that though?), so they pass on that one! I am glad everything is going great for you. Cheers :):)
Just Thinking

Farmington, MI

#18 Aug 8, 2006
Matilda wrote:
<quoted text> Hi JT, my hubby brews his own ALL the time (I reckon it tastes revolting but no one dare tell him that ha ha ha!). Carlton beer is very popular over here now rather than Fosters, but there are so many different sorts now to choose from, VB (Victoria Bitter) was very popular too but most people think it tastes like gins piss ( I often wonder how they would know that though?), so they pass on that one! I am glad everything is going great for you. Cheers :):)
Cheers and say G'day to the hubby for me.
Matilda

Australia

#19 Aug 9, 2006
Just Thinking wrote:
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Cheers and say G'day to the hubby for me.
Will do mate! He may even send some of his brew to you huh! lol although I can't see it making the distance :)

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#20 Aug 9, 2006
MRS wrote:
I can't pull up the article. Please tell me he didn't sit on it. I wouldn't suggest yard darts at next year's celebration.
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi...

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