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(Local6)   Man survives being pinned between a 10-ton locomotive and a loading dock   (local6.com ) divider line
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7208 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 Oct 2004 at 10:09 PM (11 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2004-10-20 10:12:11 PM  
That's gotta hurt.
 
2004-10-20 10:12:36 PM  
My first time im the Weeners. Yay for me. Damn thats kinda cool though. You can always say to your biatchin wife after that when she complains about breaking a nail and say "biatch i got crushed by a train and loading dock AND GIVE ME A DAMN BEER" Thats America.
 
2004-10-20 10:13:17 PM  
Boobies!
 
2004-10-20 10:14:03 PM  
wow, the filter's on extra today
 
2004-10-20 10:14:07 PM  
Wtf is fark changing what ppl type? Weeners? Wtf???????
 
2004-10-20 10:14:55 PM  
(It's fun to actually type "Boobies" instead of "Boobies", it screws with people's heads)
 
2004-10-20 10:15:08 PM  
sounds like the time my neighbor's cat got pinned between my neighbor's SUV and my house :/
 
2004-10-20 10:15:34 PM  
random note of interest:

Farkers have clicked on the above link 50 times..
This went up by thirty in less than three seconds. I fear Farkers.

Ten tons, pshaw. Back in the day we........

and we liked it!

erm.
 
2004-10-20 10:16:17 PM  
I, for one, would like to welcome our new loading dock overlords...
 
2004-10-20 10:17:11 PM  
That's the filter. Certain things that are fairly annoying to read are changed for your amusement.

Things like the word "first", followed by the word "post" being changed to boobies, so that hopefully people won't just post in a thread so they can say that phrase, because it gets annoying reading it at the start of every thread after a while.
 
2004-10-20 10:17:44 PM  
...preferable to the 10 ton overlords.
 
2004-10-20 10:19:26 PM  
Actually, I don't know if it still happens, but f***t p**t used to get your time set forward by 12 hours as well, so that your boobies would actually be the last post :)
 
2004-10-20 10:21:53 PM  
should also get the "Hero" tag
 
2004-10-20 10:24:15 PM  
A tag by any other name ...
 
2004-10-20 10:39:06 PM  
ten ton train?? jesus. try 30 plus. one empty hopper car is 30 tons. it pushes 100 when full. i'm guessing locomotives are in the ballpark.
 
2004-10-20 10:40:33 PM  
What the hell is a loading duck and why do I feel afraid..
 
2004-10-20 10:41:46 PM  
Where the hell did they find a 10 ton train car? Most aren't anywhere near that light. Even the LIRR's M-1s, which are considered featherweights, are 90,000+lbs a pop. Freight stuff (like, gee, a boxcar that can crush you) tends to be heavy as heck. more than 10 tons. Heck, the trucks are a few tons a piece.
 
2004-10-20 10:43:48 PM  
[image from dix.army.mil too old to be available]

In Russia, train drives you!!
 
2004-10-20 10:47:04 PM  
[image from calslivesteam.org too old to be available]

Here's a switcher engine, used exclusively around railyards. It weighs about 25 tons, so they probably ballparked the weight figure for the article.
 
2004-10-20 10:48:03 PM  
More powerful than a locomotive?

When do they ask his girlfriend is he's "faster than a speeding bullet?"
 
2004-10-20 10:49:09 PM  
Where was Darwin? You gotta really be dumb to get yourself trapped by a train while you're trying to help park it.
 
2004-10-20 10:50:20 PM  
Loco what and loaded what? Huh?
 
2004-10-20 10:53:50 PM  
Reveilled,
That's the filter. Certain things that are fairly annoying to read are changed for your amusement.

Things like the word "first", followed by the word "post" being changed to boobies...


Thank you for explaining...not more than a week ago I happened to reload www.fark.com when i was itching for more funny news when I happened across a new story that had 0 posts at the time, so I real quick clicked the comments and entered 'Boobies!' and it changed my text. I was very upset, and i'm now wondering if it'll change what I put in the line above...un-l33+sp3@k f0r 'Boobies'
 
2004-10-20 10:54:54 PM  
Yeah, it changed it to 'B00bies,' so I hope you all can read the l33+ i ended my last comment with.
 
2004-10-20 10:58:08 PM  
Twisted and rolled down standing up. WTF?
 
2004-10-20 11:46:58 PM  
Ouch, my liver.
 
2004-10-21 12:19:02 AM  
In related news, he is now legally entitled to beat the living shiat out of anyone who uses the phrase "rock and a hard place" within earshot.
 
2004-10-21 12:21:21 AM  
A fronte praecipitium a tergo lupi
 
2004-10-21 01:23:11 AM  
Stuck between a dock and a locomotive ACE

/look it up...
 
2004-10-21 01:47:34 AM  
10 tons?...maybe the axles..
 
2004-10-21 02:01:53 AM  
ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow...
 
Seb
2004-10-21 02:28:21 AM  
[image from images.ibsys.com too old to be available]

Is that a screen cap from the Sims?
 
2004-10-21 02:31:08 AM  
A locomotive weighs around 185 tons. The largest steam locomotives weigh up to 500 tons. And an empty boxcar still weighs around 50,000 pounds.

Maybe he was crushed by 100 tons or 10,000 tons, but sure as hell not 10.

/Railnut
 
2004-10-21 03:06:10 AM  
Y'know, I can just picture this guy, wherever he is right now, muttering to himself, "Dammit, it wasn't 10 tons it was (x)" coz, you know, that's what is gonna make his life suck...
 
2004-10-21 03:20:05 AM  
THANK YOU SEB!

That is the first thing that occurred to me, and I don't even play the game!
 
2004-10-21 06:58:41 AM  
I think this man friggin' DESERVES a beer.

And, I wish I had mad photoshop skillz. So I could paste the Sims interface over it and and in the speech bubbles.

That's be awesome.
 
2004-10-21 08:42:13 AM  
'.....expected to recover?'

Really?

Like in the Road Runner cartoons?

'It's just a scratch.'
 
2004-10-21 09:05:49 AM  
I know that family. Paul's son responded to the call. They are worried about him surviving because his radio (used to tell the engineer "back a foot, forward a couple of feet") almost went all the way through his body, coming out of his chest. Even his fingernails are black from congealed blood.
Beer won't be in his diet for awhile....
 
2004-10-21 10:57:58 AM  
As a NY State EMT, I've been called once (and that was enough) to rescue a person pinched between a subway platform and the train. They're usually alive at the time, and the family is brought in for a "last goodbye" of sorts. Usually, once the weight of the train is removed (by jacking it away from the platform), the person dies immediately because the train acted as a tourniquet, keeping the blood from pouring out from the massive internal injuries. Once blood is gone, so is life. Poof.

It's a miracle this guy survived enough to get into a hospital. Anything else is a massive good stroke of luck.
 
2004-10-21 11:02:42 AM  
First thing I thought of when I read the headline was one of the first Taxicab Confessions on HBO. A vacationing N.Y. cop was talking about a guy that got "rolled" between a subway train and the platform. As long as he was kept where he was, in between them, he was fine - they even brought his wife in to say goodbye to him, because they knew that as soon as all the pressure was released, he'd bleed to death instantly. A very sad story.

Glad this guy had better luck
 
2004-10-21 11:04:00 AM  
SpudMuffin,
Damn you - you posted while I was typing!!

Great minds . . .
 
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