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Scorpion on Bananas Stings Grocery Store Worker
NBC News (Philly) ^ | 01/06/2014 | staff

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 he’s still experiencing pain in his hand, according to Brand.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcphiladelphia.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bananas

1 posted on 01/13/2014 4:56:37 PM PST by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen
...so much for fumigation....

wonder if his lawyer or Union rep noticed?

2 posted on 01/13/2014 5:00:23 PM PST by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: Kid Shelleen; KC_Lion

Fallout NV ping

Wonder if it was a Radscorpion...


3 posted on 01/13/2014 5:00:58 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: ptsal

he probably called his lawyer right after he left the hospital.


4 posted on 01/13/2014 5:01:29 PM PST by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Daylight come and me wan go home.


5 posted on 01/13/2014 5:02:11 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Kid Shelleen; fatima; Fresh Wind; st.eqed; xsmommy; House Atreides; Nowhere Man; South Hawthorne; ..
PA Ping!

If you see posts of interest to Pennsylvanians, please ping me.

Thanks!

6 posted on 01/13/2014 5:03:03 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Kid Shelleen

At least is wasn’t a deadly black tarantula.


7 posted on 01/13/2014 5:03:35 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

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!


8 posted on 01/13/2014 5:04:18 PM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: Kid Shelleen

...wanna bet he had the Lawyer’s name and contact data before going to work???? This is a money-making enterprise....


9 posted on 01/13/2014 5:04:45 PM PST by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Just drink a Battle Brew.


10 posted on 01/13/2014 5:06:12 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Norm Lenhart; TADSLOS

11 posted on 01/13/2014 5:06:13 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Right Wing Assault

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.


12 posted on 01/13/2014 5:07:40 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Kid Shelleen

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........


13 posted on 01/13/2014 5:12:55 PM PST by Arlis
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To: EEGator

Stimpacks. Don’t screw with radscorpions without’em ;)


14 posted on 01/13/2014 5:13:13 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Kid Shelleen

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.


15 posted on 01/13/2014 5:15:21 PM PST by esoxmagnum (Turtles don't win fights. Victory belongs to the aggressor, not the guy hiding in a bunker.)
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To: Kid Shelleen
scorpions photo: scorpions blackout Scorpions-Blackout-1.jpg

Not Still Loving You after all.

16 posted on 01/13/2014 5:20:05 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Norm Lenhart

:)


17 posted on 01/13/2014 5:22:26 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Kid Shelleen

pffftt....

I got hit by a yellow jacket on my big thumb knuckle last year.

That sucker hurt.


18 posted on 01/13/2014 5:25:00 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: KC_Lion

LOL. Just dispatched some of those tonight...silent killers.


19 posted on 01/13/2014 5:52:19 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Hammerhead
My late mom told the story of a large, nasty spider that arrived in a box of bananas at the little Jack Spratt Grocery store in Mystic, Iowa in 1939.

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.

20 posted on 01/13/2014 6:18:49 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Kid Shelleen

Food irradiation!


21 posted on 01/13/2014 6:41:50 PM PST by the_daug
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To: the_daug

That would cause giant Scorpianzilla’s


22 posted on 01/13/2014 6:44:11 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

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).[1] 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.


23 posted on 01/13/2014 6:54:32 PM PST by the_daug
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To: the_daug

We have all seen Godzilla movies, your propaganda can’t hide the truth!

//sarcasm


24 posted on 01/13/2014 7:04:11 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Thy used to use Methyl Bromide to fumigate ships.

Like so many things EPA outlawed it.

Wonder if the replacement is as good./sarc


25 posted on 01/13/2014 7:12:06 PM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Whenever I spend the night with my parents in central Texas, I check the sheets first.


26 posted on 01/13/2014 7:33:08 PM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I guess you are referring to WWII?

Been in and out of Groton many a time and Mystic once or twice.


27 posted on 01/13/2014 7:52:55 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: Hammerhead
I got hit by a yellow jacket on my big thumb knuckle last year.

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.

28 posted on 01/13/2014 8:27:34 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Kid Shelleen

All sorts of things hitch their rides on food. It’s just that this one happens to be in the news.


29 posted on 01/13/2014 8:46:54 PM PST by grundle
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