Man Amputates Own Arm After Machinery Accident

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in Weird
http://www.kxan.com/Global/story.asp?S=7566757&nav=0s3dR2zM

Machinist in Texas gets sleeve caught in a moving gear. The frantic 911 call (included in the article) ensues.
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Female 1,492
reading that made me queasy...oh that hurt
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Male 341
"Why would that woman ask if there was serious bleeding?
He`s been saying the entire time that his arm is cut off... there`s gonna be some blood!"

Her job is to try to help him stay calm and out of shock. She is asking him simple questions to calm him down and try to distract him somewhat from what just happened (kinda pointless on something this big but worth a shot), I`m sure she knew there was a lot of blood and was just trying to do her job....or she is a complete moron, which is quite possible.

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Male 341
"When faced with a choice of starving to death or cutting his own arm off, the climber bravely took the more painful option to save his life. If thats not good enough for you then whatever, but it takes a hero to do something like that. Anyone else would cry and say `oh theres nothing I can do now...it`s my time to go`."

So if someone killed one of their friends and ate them because he was starving to death in the rocky mountains he would be a hero because he "bravely took the more painful option to save his life"? Just because you do something desperate, it doesn`t make you a hero. Survival brings out the most uncivilized and inhuman qualities of a person, either for better or for worse.

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Female 2,084
listening to the call is painfull.
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Male 1,497
Wouldnt doint that be worse than slitting your wrist and bleeding to death? i bet he was 1 second from death before they got him some blood...
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Male 9,305
<i>Nobody else was on the site at the time.</i>

You`re alone, greasing up a machine, and suddenly it sucks you in like that?

Man...I`d be dead.

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Male 1,270
"Getting yourself into a situation where the only way out is to cut off your arm is not heroic. It`s not like he saved someone else`s life. He`s a moron for getting in that situation (no one knowing where he was, etc.) in the first place."

When faced with a choice of starving to death or cutting his own arm off, the climber bravely took the more painful option to save his life. If thats not good enough for you then whatever, but it takes a hero to do something like that. Anyone else would cry and say `oh theres nothing I can do now...it`s my time to go`.

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Female 101
Getting yourself into a situation where the only way out is to cut off your arm is not heroic. It`s not like he saved someone else`s life. He`s a moron for getting in that situation (no one knowing where he was, etc.) in the first place.
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Male 1,270
"Why would that woman ask if there was serious bleeding?
He`s been saying the entire time that his arm is cut off... there`s gonna be some blood!"

Not if he placed a tourniquet first...that would subdue a lot of the bleeding.

This guy`s a Knock-off Nigel though I`m afraid. You`ll never beat the rock climber who had to cut his arm off with a penknife. Hero.

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Male 1,348
So he was greasing it while the machine was running?
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Female 670
Oh, and just an after-thought(sorry):
I actually know a guy who`s dad got his arm caught in a tractor, and had to cut it off. And then wasn`t there that climber guy who wrote the book about cutting off his own arm? Or was it a leg?
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Female 670
He sounds like when a little kid gets hurt, and they start hyperventilating(sp?), and they can barely talk. It was rather frustrating for me when that happened as a child, `cause I`d almost pass out from not breathing right. I can only imagine how frustrating it would be for him as a grown man.
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Female 198
Why would that woman ask if there was serious bleeding?
He`s been saying the entire time that his arm is cut off... there`s gonna be some blood!
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Male 506
the phone call is creepy
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Male 608
that mustve made quite a mess.
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Male 791
lol yeah, i got hit with a puck, dont know how i needed stitches, but im typing with my middle finger now.
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Male 944
But mostly bad ass
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Female 1,063
^ and painfull
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Male 944
thats just bad ass
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Female 340
Devin88...trip over a blade of grass and need a couple of stitches...? lol ;o)
Seriously though...that must have been horrendous..so shocking..hopefully the shock subdued the pain somewhat...
As my grandmother would say (RIP)
`He wont do that again`....
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Male 791
that hurts... i was in ER for freaking 4 hours to get stitches last nite, but i imagine this guy didnt wait too long.
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Female 1,832
he`s got an owie
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Female 212
Did anybody catch at the bottom of the article it is said, "His name is not being released right now," however, the victim IS named further up in the piece? "His son said Robert Kerstetter, 52, was greasing a machine at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday when his right arm got caught in the machine."
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Female 674
Poor guy. ;/
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Male 576
Did Harrison Ford ever find that guy?
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Female 75
mine too xViTAMin22, mine too... :S
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Male 416
Bad luck for that guy.
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Male 916
So this is how boredom is relieved these days. Strange world we live in.
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Female 150
What`s with these human tragedy links lately? No ammount of boredom would lead me to clicking this link. I`m not saying it should all be kittens and rainbows, but can we have less injury/accident links please? I can`t see the appeal and honestly I worry for the people who find enjoyment in them.
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Female 263
Woulda been poo
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Male 741
ereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeection
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Male 991
My arm feels all numb...
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Male 4,012
Gadget, this one`s different coz it includes a 911 phone call as well... Scary really.

I noticed his voice got incoherent further along the call, must have been losing alertness and consciousness ith all the bleeding. Scary indeed.

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Male 318
...you bastard.
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Male 2,616
Yeah, except this happened in, you know- real life.
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Male 1,550
Reminds me of when Ash saws off his own arm cuz it got possessed in Evil Dead 2. ASH RULES!!!
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Male 731
It was only a matter of time before people started imitating Beowulf...
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Female 339
Thank you! Just what i`ve always wanted! to listen to a man amputate his own arm
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Female 32
ouchh! poor guy :(
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Female 10
Damn dude, WTH was he thinking?
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Female 4,028
Ouch.
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Male 318
holy f*ck, that 911 phone call was just f*cked

loved it when the operator asked ``is there any serious bleeding?`` and he answer ``i cut my arm off man!``

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Male 216
i cant find it i saw it on tv his battlescars where theyre put back on are epic
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Male 216
WHO CARES?
i dont there was a guy who lost both his arms by farming equipment and dialed 911 with his nose cuz no one was around HE FREAKING STOOD IN HIS BATHTUB WAITING FOR AN AMBULANCE BECAUSE HE WAS LOSING SO MUCH BLOOD well hes fine now both arms succsecssfully on again ill post if i find it
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Male 5
yay!!!
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Male 20,901
Link: Man Amputates Own Arm After Machinery Accident [Rate Link] - Machinist in Texas gets sleeve caught in a moving gear. The frantic 911 call (included in the article) ensues.
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