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Boy, 3, speared through torso with 3-foot iron rod, liver injured
Daily Telegraph ^
Posted on 03/15/2009 7:14:05 PM PDT by LibWhacker
THREE-YEAR-OLD Mehul Kumar is lucky to be alive after being speared through the torso with a 3-foot (1 metre) iron rod.
The boy, from Jharkand, India, was rushed to the hospital after he impaled himself falling off a terrace and onto a rod last week.
The boy was fully conscious when he arrived at the hospital. Doctors removed the rod during a 4-hour operation and said he had lost a lot of blood and suffered some injuries, but "nothing major."
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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boy; iron; rod; speared
Graphic image at link.
The kid looks pretty darn calm.
posted on 03/15/2009 7:17:30 PM PDT
(Vitajex, whatcha doin' to me.)
falling off a terrace and onto a rod last week.
posted on 03/15/2009 7:18:41 PM PDT
(American Revolution II -- overdue)
He also looks too scared to budge.
I guess they've updated his tetanus shot . . . poor (lucky) little fellow.
posted on 03/15/2009 7:20:37 PM PDT
by Think free or die
(The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money - M.Thatcher)
That is going to leave a mark
posted on 03/15/2009 7:25:43 PM PDT
Some OSHA rules are life-savers...
posted on 03/15/2009 7:29:23 PM PDT
("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
Amazing that no vitals were damaged (including arteries). I doubt he would have survived the trip to the hospital with a liver artery breached.
posted on 03/15/2009 7:29:24 PM PDT
(The inmates are now officially running the asylum.)
The grow them tougher in India!!!
Doctors removed the rod during a 4-hour operation and said he had lost a lot of blood and suffered some injuries, but "nothing major."
Godpeed in his recovery, my prayers are with him!
posted on 03/15/2009 7:42:45 PM PDT
(A Smith & Wesson beats four aces)
posted on 03/15/2009 7:46:54 PM PDT
(Barry Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Dunham Pumski! A man of many talents! A man of many names!)
Damn. Prayers the little guy makes a full recovery.
posted on 03/15/2009 7:55:06 PM PDT
(~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
Oh my. Prayers up for a full recovery. If this were my child, I would be frantic. Poor little one. I only want to comfort the baby.
posted on 03/15/2009 7:56:17 PM PDT
Something similar happened to the brother of a childhood acquatance.(OK, OK it was an “older” girl, and I though she was HOT). But anyway, he fell off a ladder onto a flag pole at Scout Camp, impaling himself on the pole. When I met him he had an impressive scar, and some muscles in need of rehab. In fact, that’s why I met him, we were taking him to the public pool for some Physical Therapy. He had a hard time getting in and out of the water, but once there, did fine.
posted on 03/15/2009 10:05:40 PM PDT
by El Gato
("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
Some OSHA rules are life-savers...
My younger sister lived in Greece for a while with her Greek boyfriend's family. Multiple generations lived in the same building, and would add on another floor as needed. In the village she was in, she said many building roofs had rebar sticking up and were unfinished in case they wanted to add on another floor in the future.
posted on 03/15/2009 11:24:29 PM PDT
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