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02-09-09, 07:43 PM #1
Boy plays with oil pump, emergency amputation required
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A teenager who sneaked onto an oil well site to play on the equipment got tangled in a piece of machinery and a doctor had to amputate his left arm to free him, firefighters said.
The 17-year-old boy and his friend jumped an 8-foot fence Sunday to play with a pump jack, a common piece of oil field equipment that rocks up and down to lift oil out of a well.
He turned on the machine to ride it but became entangled in one of its moving parts, and his friend couldn't shut it off, Fire Chief Cecil Clay said.
The friend flagged down a taxi driver, who turned it off. But firefighters were unable to free the boy without further endangering him, so a surgeon was flown in on a medical helicopter to perform the emergency amputation.
The boy, whose name was not released, was then airlifted to the University of Oklahoma Medical Center.
Hospital spokesman Allen Poston said the family requested that no information be released.
"I would caution anyone who's heard stories about riding these pump jacks and getting out here and messing with them to write that off," Clay said. "It's not that much fun anyway. It's dangerous."
kare11.com | Twin Cities, MN | Boy's arm amputated to free him from oil well pumpNo one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
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02-09-09, 08:11 PM #2
Stupidity is a harsh teacher.
5 will get you 10 that the parents sue.The world would be much cleaner if blind people carried brooms instead of sticks.
At communion, when the priest says "Body of Christ", I say "Thanks, I've been working out", then I grab the cracker and run back to my seat
An amateur practices until he gets it right. A professional practices until he cant get it wrong.
They've got us surrounded? Good. Now we can fire in any direction. Those bastards won't get away this time.
02-09-09, 11:00 PM #3
It hurts to be stupid.
Choose The Right. When you're doing whats right, then you have nothing to worry about.
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