Skip to comments.Scorpion on Bananas Stings Grocery Store Worker
Posted on 01/13/2014 4:56:37 PM PST by Kid Shelleen
A Pennsylvania man is recovering after he was stung by a scorpion that hitched a ride on a shipment of Chiquita Bananas imported from Honduras.
Giant spokesman Chris Brand told NBC10 that a worker at the Giant food store in Havertown, Pennsylvania was unloading bananas when he was stung by the scorpion.
Brand wrote in a statement that the company regrets the incident and has taken immediate steps to prevent it from happening again. The unidentified worker was treated and released from Delaware County Memorial Hospital. The worker is doing okay though hes still experiencing pain in his hand, according to Brand.
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wonder if his lawyer or Union rep noticed?
Fallout NV ping
Wonder if it was a Radscorpion...
he probably called his lawyer right after he left the hospital.
Daylight come and me wan go home.
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At least is wasn’t a deadly black tarantula.
I was in Texas in tents with some guys. One woke up, sat up, and put his hand on the ground. Scorpion nailed him. He yanked the hand up and shifted his weight to the other hand. You can probably guess what happened!
...wanna bet he had the Lawyer’s name and contact data before going to work???? This is a money-making enterprise....
Just drink a Battle Brew.
Here in AZ we see lots of’em. Woke up with one on my chest once. One of us died. the other came close to a bout of sudden onset explosive diarrhea ;)
It really depends on what kind you have the misfortune of being nailed by. Some aren’t too evil. Some are quite evil.
My wife was washing a bunch of Chiquita bananas and called me to the sink, “Is this a spider? It is! Is it a Black Widow?”
It was. Very large one. We have them all around here, almost always in dark places.
This one hitched a long ride from somewhere. Pair of needle-nose pliers dispatched it quickly........
Stimpacks. Don’t screw with radscorpions without’em ;)
When my son was in 9th grade, he bought this HUGE black scorpion and put him in a tank. He fed it pink mice (like newborn mice). He said it wasn’t very poisonous, he said the little ones were the worst).
Thing died after a few months, and mom was glad.
I got hit by a yellow jacket on my big thumb knuckle last year.
That sucker hurt.
LOL. Just dispatched some of those tonight...silent killers.
Mom's brother Max stunned it with a fly swatter, long enough to retrieve a small bird cage, suitable to keep the bug alive.
Max would chuck a cricket or small dollop of beef to the spider once or twice a month, and it grew quite large, having nothing to do but act as a guard over the lettuce and tomatoes.
The meat cutting business attracted customers from southern Iowa and even North Missouri; large steak orders for picnics were commonplace. Customers nearly always wanted to see the spider.
The spider died after two years of captivity in tiny Mystic. By then it was 1941, and young men from Mystic confronted a new challenge.
That would cause giant Scorpianzilla’s
No. It Won’t. Food irradiation is the process of exposing foodstuffs to a source of energy capable of stripping electrons from individual atoms in the targeted material (ionizing radiation). This ionizing radiation is emitted by a radioactive substance or generated by high-energy accelerators including X-ray converters. Irradiation (in this context “ionizing radiation” is implied) is also used for non-food applications, such as medical devices, plastics, tubes for gas pipelines, hoses for floor heating, shrink-foils for food packaging, automobile parts, wires and cables (isolation), tires, and even gemstones.
As the energetic particles or waves pass through the target material they collide with particles. Around the sites of these collisions chemical bonds are broken. When collisions damage DNA or RNA effective reproduction becomes unlikely, also when collisions occur in cells, cell division is often suppressed. This treatment is used to preserve food, reduce the risk of food borne illness, prevent the spread of invasive pests, delay or eliminate sprouting or ripening, increase juice yield, and improve re-hydration.
We have all seen Godzilla movies, your propaganda can’t hide the truth!
Thy used to use Methyl Bromide to fumigate ships.
Like so many things EPA outlawed it.
Wonder if the replacement is as good./sarc
Whenever I spend the night with my parents in central Texas, I check the sheets first.
I guess you are referring to WWII?
Been in and out of Groton many a time and Mystic once or twice.
Coincidence, so did I, thumb knuckle too and you're right, hurts real bad.
In my case, it was inside my house. I reached for my belt that was hanging on my closet door and that stinging bastard nailed me.
I still hang my belt there but it has been forever ingrained in me to look carefully first.
All sorts of things hitch their rides on food. It’s just that this one happens to be in the news.