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Steve
10-19-2007, 03:43 PM
WOW mowing a lawn, this guy ran over a nail and it shot up somehow and lodged into his heart! I have never heard of something like that!

Lawnmower sends a nail into man's heart (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21377780/) - “I was almost sure it was merely a stone thrown up, and at first maybe I’d probably got a cracked rib,” he said. “I mowed another 120, maybe 130 feet.” Then, he said, “I looked down and my shirt was completely covered with blood. I thought, ‘Well, it’s a little more serious than that. Maybe it’s a broken rib.’ “

But instead of a rock, what hit him was a four-inch finishing nail – the kind that doesn’t have a broad, flattened head. The fact that it had found its way into his heart was nothing short of astonishing, said the man who would extract it during nearly two hours of surgery - Dr. Todd Rosengart, the chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Stony Brook University Medical Center on Long Island in New York.

“To say this is one-in-a-million is understating it for sure,” Rosengart said. “I actually couldn’t believe this was possible, for a projectile to come up, strike right in the right place between the ribs,” and stop completely in Carman’s heart.

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pmblair
10-19-2007, 11:55 PM
My gosh... I hope none of my future employees think they're going to be getting danger pay.... lol

I wonder if workman's comp would cover heart surgery?

Steve
10-20-2007, 02:48 PM
I dont understand actually how the nail shot right up!

StartALawnCareBusiness
10-27-2007, 04:49 AM
Quote[/b] ]I dont understand actually how the nail shot right up!

I bet he didn't have all his lawn mower safety guards in place.