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Date: 01/03/08 12:35 AM

47 Responses to Man Amputates Own Arm After Machinery Accident

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18502 posts
    January 2, 2008 at 5:28 pm
    Link: Man Amputates Own Arm After Machinery Accident - Machinist in Texas gets sleeve caught in a moving gear. The frantic 911 call (included in the article) ensues.
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    Vamoose Male 30-39
    5 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 12:38 am
    yay!!!
  3. Profile photo of Gadget522
    Gadget522 Male 13-17
    216 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 12:39 am
    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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    Gadget522 Male 13-17
    216 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 12:40 am
    i cant find it i saw it on tv his battlescars where theyre put back on are epic
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    acdc_rocks91 Male 13-17
    318 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 12:44 am
    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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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4033 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 12:45 am
    Ouch.
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    Lourdes_H Female 18-29
    10 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 12:49 am
    Damn dude, WTH was he thinking?
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    hideNseekgrl Female 13-17
    32 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 12:55 am
    ouchh! poor guy :(
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    bubblebubb Female 18-29
    339 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 12:57 am
    Thank you! Just what i`ve always wanted! to listen to a man amputate his own arm
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    wcclark Male 18-29
    731 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 1:06 am
    It was only a matter of time before people started imitating Beowulf...
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    cannibal151 Male 18-29
    1551 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 1:23 am
    Reminds me of when Ash saws off his own arm cuz it got possessed in Evil Dead 2. ASH RULES!!!
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    AKappy Male 18-29
    2619 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 1:30 am
    Yeah, except this happened in, you know- real life.
  13. Profile photo of acdc_rocks91
    acdc_rocks91 Male 13-17
    318 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 1:39 am
    ...you bastard.
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    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4014 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 2:03 am
    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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    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
    991 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 2:08 am
    My arm feels all numb...
  16. Profile photo of Monsdurr
    Monsdurr Male 13-17
    741 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 2:16 am
    ereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeection
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    xoxcassxox Female 18-29
    263 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 2:58 am
    Woulda been poo
  18. Profile photo of Littlelo
    Littlelo Female 18-29
    150 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 3:03 am
    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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    benjbenj Male 30-39
    916 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 3:07 am
    So this is how boredom is relieved these days. Strange world we live in.
  20. Profile photo of Doomlike
    Doomlike Male 13-17
    416 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 4:53 am
    Bad luck for that guy.
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    anima_sin Female 18-29
    75 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 7:35 am
    mine too xViTAMin22, mine too... :S
  22. Profile photo of Mr_Sir
    Mr_Sir Male 18-29
    576 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 7:51 am
    Did Harrison Ford ever find that guy?
  23. Profile photo of JaundiceCake
    JaundiceCake Female 18-29
    674 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 8:31 am
    Poor guy. ;/
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    DaniDrkHrt Female 18-29
    212 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 8:54 am
    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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    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 9:07 am
    he`s got an owie
  26. Profile photo of Devin88
    Devin88 Male 18-29
    789 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 9:53 am
    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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    teatimecream Female 60-69
    340 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 10:10 am
    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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    Phantom7 Male 18-29
    944 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 10:12 am
    thats just bad ass
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    TrixieBlue Female 40-49
    1065 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 10:41 am
    ^ and painfull
  30. Profile photo of Phantom7
    Phantom7 Male 18-29
    944 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 10:50 am
    But mostly bad ass
  31. Profile photo of Devin88
    Devin88 Male 18-29
    789 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 11:29 am
    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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    togetec Male 13-17
    608 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 11:44 am
    that mustve made quite a mess.
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    Omgroflwtf Male 13-17
    510 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 12:34 pm
    the phone call is creepy
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    aliachloe Female 13-17
    198 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 2:09 pm
    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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    SilentxEm Female 60-69
    670 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 2:11 pm
    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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    SilentxEm Female 60-69
    670 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 2:14 pm
    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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    LordJonathan Male 70 & Over
    1348 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 2:26 pm
    So he was greasing it while the machine was running?
  38. Profile photo of ConverseUK
    ConverseUK Male 18-29
    1271 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 5:07 pm
    "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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    cooltapes Female 18-29
    101 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 5:23 pm
    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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    AmyNicoleduh Female 18-29
    1158 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 6:02 pm
    http://home.kxan.com/mpegs/01-02-08_emergencycall.mp3
  41. Profile photo of ConverseUK
    ConverseUK Male 18-29
    1271 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 7:15 pm
    "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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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9311 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 7:15 pm
    <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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    TheGrag Male 13-17
    1497 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 8:15 pm
    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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    spongamabob Female 18-29
    2087 posts
    January 3, 2008 at 10:43 pm
    listening to the call is painfull.
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    Ron_Burgundy Male 18-29
    341 posts
    January 4, 2008 at 12:48 am
    "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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    Ron_Burgundy Male 18-29
    341 posts
    January 4, 2008 at 12:52 am
    "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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    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
    1492 posts
    January 6, 2008 at 3:03 pm
    reading that made me queasy...oh that hurt

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