We’ve all seen the cartoons where one character blows up the other character like a balloon with an air compressor. The character expands like the minds of hippies at Bonnaroo. They usually deflate then fly around the room. Well, apparently this hilarity has crossed over from the cartoon world into ours. A New Zealand trucker fell onto a fitting of an air compressor. It pierced his ass and filled him up with air at a rate of Â 100 pounds per square inch.
This poor bastard’s name is Steven McCormack. He was standing on his truck’s foot plate, lost his balance and landed right on an air hose that supplied air to his truck brakes. The fitting pierced his left buttock then proceeded to turn him into that Violet Beauregard chick from “Willy Wonka and The Â Chocolate Factory.”
“I felt the air rush into my body and I felt like it was going to explode from my foot,” he told local media from his hospital bed in the town of Whakatane, on North Island’s east coast.
“I was blowing up like a football,” he said. “I had no choice but just to lay there, blowing up like a balloon.”
McCormack’s coworkers heard him screaming and ran in to help. They promptly released the safety valve and got him to the hospital. The air had actually separated muscle from fat and left him with fluid in one of his lungs. He said that his body resembled a tender juicy pork roast. This unlucky New Zealander is expected recover and will Â now definitely be alert for falling anvils as well as any trickery that could be attempted by Wile E. Coyote.
[Source: San Francisco Chronicle]
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