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Man Jumps Off 4-Story Building And Impales Himself On Spiked Wrought-Iron Fence
CBS) — ^ | October 6, 2012 5:22 PM

Posted on 10/06/2012 6:31:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Police say a man who jumped from a four-story parking structure impaled himself on a wrought-iron fence Saturday in Lincoln Heights.

Authorities said about an hour before the unidentified man jumped, they had shooed him out of the parking structure.

The man reportedly impaled himself in the midsection.

Firefighters cut away the section of fence the man was impaled on and took him and part of the fence to a hospital after the roughly 3:40 a.m. jump, a witness told a videographer who arrived after the man was taken away.

The incident occurred at 1143 Mission Road, according to Los Angeles police Lt. Richard Thomas of the Hollenbeck Station.

The fencing was atop a roughly 6-foot wall, Thomas said.

The man was reported in critical condition Saturday afternoon.


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1 posted on 10/06/2012 6:31:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

I’m not sure I get the point.


2 posted on 10/06/2012 6:33:25 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: BenLurkin

I have a friend who fell of a roof and got stuck with a metal fencepost. He was in the hospital for nearly 6 weeks and lost his spleen.


3 posted on 10/06/2012 6:34:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: BenLurkin

Geez, two Darwin type stories in a row.


4 posted on 10/06/2012 6:36:38 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: gorush
"I’m not sure I get the point."

He did.

5 posted on 10/06/2012 6:36:51 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: cripplecreek

Did he ex-spleen how it happened?


6 posted on 10/06/2012 6:37:09 PM PDT by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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To: BenLurkin

As gory as this sounds, it’s likely the reason he wasn’t dead upon impact, jumping from four stories up.


7 posted on 10/06/2012 6:37:36 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: gorush

Stick around...


8 posted on 10/06/2012 6:37:36 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired high up in the mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: cripplecreek
Doesn't take much of a fall. I fell 5 ft onto a sharp rock that didn't break the skin. I lost my spleen, a kidney, broke 3 ribs and a vertabra. I spent 2 weeks in ICU and went through 17 units of blood.

Slip/falls are dangerous.

/johnny

9 posted on 10/06/2012 6:37:55 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BenLurkin

Wow, a shish ka thug!


10 posted on 10/06/2012 6:38:35 PM PDT by RobertClark (Be prepared, be polite, be professional and have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: gorush
I’m not sure I get the point.

Take a flying leap.

11 posted on 10/06/2012 6:38:44 PM PDT by bigheadfred (wowza)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Ouch. Glad you recovered well.


12 posted on 10/06/2012 6:39:48 PM PDT by RobertClark (Be prepared, be polite, be professional and have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: BenLurkin
How much will it cost to fix the fence? And how much will it cost to put this waste of DNA back on the street?

I know, it's not like real people will have to pay for it...

13 posted on 10/06/2012 6:40:12 PM PDT by jonascord (Democrats are the people on the Left Side of the IQ Bell Curve.)
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To: bigheadfred

Don’t fence me in.


14 posted on 10/06/2012 6:41:05 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: cripplecreek

yks. I saw a news report once where a kid about ten just tripped and fell against a short rod-iron fence with pointed posts.
The point went through he bottom jaw, palate, and out close to one eye...all the way though. It was pretty gross.
He was a brave little guy, he never cried on camera anyway, his mom was crying.
Did your friend go to the hospital with part of the fence attached? That’s what the EMTs did for this kid. I was thinking the vibrations of the cutting the metal would have hurt.
How did your friend fare? (beyond his hospital stay and spleen being removed)


15 posted on 10/06/2012 6:41:16 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: gorush

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/wacky.wav


16 posted on 10/06/2012 6:43:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: RobertClark

He’s just a fall guy


17 posted on 10/06/2012 6:45:20 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: bobby.223

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/heyho.wav


18 posted on 10/06/2012 6:45:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: svcw

My friend wasn’t left attached to the fence or anything. We did replace the fence several months later with a split rail a bit further away from the house.


19 posted on 10/06/2012 6:47:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I know one person who lost a spleen after falling off a horse and another who lost a kidney the same way. Wonder how many people died from falling off horses prior to modern trauma surgery.


20 posted on 10/06/2012 6:51:03 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: BenLurkin

I thought this may have been a report of a black man jumping out of a large white house on Pennsylvania Avenue in a depressed mood following a televised “argument” earlier in the week.


21 posted on 10/06/2012 6:53:08 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: BenLurkin

It really sucks to be him!!


22 posted on 10/06/2012 6:53:32 PM PDT by bubman
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To: BenLurkin
Photobucket
23 posted on 10/06/2012 7:01:55 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: gorush

You do have to admire his pinpoint accuracy.


24 posted on 10/06/2012 7:02:30 PM PDT by bigheadfred (wowza)
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To: Ken H

“Wonder how many people died from falling off horses prior to modern trauma surgery.”

Bonnie Blue Butler, for one. ;)


25 posted on 10/06/2012 7:03:58 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: BenLurkin

Shiskabum?


26 posted on 10/06/2012 7:03:59 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: bigheadfred

*guffaw*


27 posted on 10/06/2012 7:04:45 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: BenLurkin

Was his name...Lance?


28 posted on 10/06/2012 7:05:00 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: GeronL

And his fencing skills.


29 posted on 10/06/2012 7:06:57 PM PDT by bigheadfred (wowza)
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To: BenLurkin

imPalin’ for president


30 posted on 10/06/2012 7:07:40 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: gorush

He won’t have the guts to do that again!


31 posted on 10/06/2012 7:08:29 PM PDT by irgbar-man (had to sell my good tagline for food)
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To: BenLurkin

Can’t say, “I missed it by that much.”


32 posted on 10/06/2012 7:09:28 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: BenLurkin

Look before you leap, is all I’m sayin’.


33 posted on 10/06/2012 7:11:18 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: Ken H

A lot, including Catherine the Great of Russia.


34 posted on 10/06/2012 7:11:57 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: BenLurkin; a fool in paradise
Here's the victim's automobile:


35 posted on 10/06/2012 7:12:35 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I say photoshop. No way the head could be turned facing the camera if the body is on the near side of the fence.


36 posted on 10/06/2012 7:16:55 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: svcw
The firefighters used a tool like this on the fence.
37 posted on 10/06/2012 7:25:11 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: Revolting cat!
And his song

Stuck on you

38 posted on 10/06/2012 7:27:40 PM PDT by bigheadfred (wowza)
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To: meatloaf

Well, that seems better. Is that a new tool? I think what I saw was about ten years ago, I really thought they had a small hand tool the was sawing through the bars.


39 posted on 10/06/2012 7:27:50 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: rfp1234

Nope, thats real. There is a series of pics from that same incident. About 10 years ago.


40 posted on 10/06/2012 7:36:34 PM PDT by Lockbar (I promise to move fire-wood twice a day.)
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To: BenLurkin

The family will probably sue the owners of the fence and win.


41 posted on 10/06/2012 7:37:32 PM PDT by pterional
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To: Lockbar

I might add that the idiot with the head on fence was also trying to get away from the police when he jumped off the roof.


42 posted on 10/06/2012 7:38:55 PM PDT by Lockbar (I promise to move fire-wood twice a day.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

A good Contractor friend of mine’s 24 year old son had a accident on his Harley. Just some bruised ribs. Died of a blood clod. I drove off the rode on my Harley looking left and steering right. Totaled it, I broke four vertebra, 8 ribs, my scapula, collapsed a lung and gave myself a concussion. I’m 59 and today marks my wife’s passing. 18 months, 6 days. Why the hell am I still here? She was a much better person than me. :>(


43 posted on 10/06/2012 7:39:55 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: Ken H
I remember reading somewhere that it was an extremely common cause of death. Not much you could do for someone with a ruptured spleen or rib-punctured lung pre-20th century. One famous supposed "victim" was Ghengis Khan (or if you're John Kerry, "Jenjees Khhhaan").

Of course lots of things we expect to live through like childbirth or any sort of infection were commonly lethal along with diseases like cholera and typhus that are unheard of outside the pits of the third world because of modern sanitation. It's fun to ask confirmed Luddites if they would enjoy the daily dose aroma of human and animal s*** and watching some of their children die slow and pain filled deaths as a matter of course. Most of them think life back then was pristine and that Bambi was a documentary.

44 posted on 10/06/2012 7:43:41 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: BenLurkin

I met a woman who climbed into her own yard over a wrought iron fence. She slipped and was impaled in the calf of her leg and was stuck there for a long time before someone came and found her. Needless to say she walked with a limp after that.


45 posted on 10/06/2012 7:53:12 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: svcw

Most folks know call them as “Jaws of life” which is trademarked by Hurst. They’ve been around for almost 50 years.


46 posted on 10/06/2012 7:53:58 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: bigheadfred
Who needs Vlad any more? We can do it ourselves to ourselves! Progress.


47 posted on 10/06/2012 7:58:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Was his name Spike Lee by any chance?


48 posted on 10/06/2012 8:05:54 PM PDT by FishinTX (Barak Obama HATES you.)
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To: BenLurkin
Back in the early 70's, there was a guy that jumped from the window of one of the upper floors of Buffalo's City Hall. He landed on and was impaled on a flag pole that stood in front of the building. They had to cut the pole in half and lower him down that way since he pretty much landed perfectly centered and slid down the pole several feet.

This happened in the mid-afternoon, around the time of the Commander Tom show (which I just happened to be watching). They broke into the broadcast of this kid's show to show some video footage of the aftermath of the jumper's fine marksmanship. Needless to say, parents complained loudly to that station.

49 posted on 10/06/2012 8:05:54 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Seriously Swamp?! That’s disgusting.


50 posted on 10/06/2012 8:08:45 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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