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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.


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: ungh; unngh; unnngh
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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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