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2022-01-22 5:42:13 PM  
"It had to be divine intervention because two of my best guys just happened to be there sanding sidewalks," said Mary Ann Brenchick, director of Lewiston Public Works. "It couldn't have been better guys for this kind of situation."

More like Divine non-intervention as He stood back and let the guys handle this one.
 
2022-01-22 6:40:55 PM  
Witnesses said the man's arm was cut off Friday near the shoulder, apparently in a workplace accident, the Sun Journal reported.

Which arm? Is he all right now?
 
2022-01-22 6:41:02 PM  
Saved by two...public workers.  Just another example of someone looking for a government hand out.
 
2022-01-22 6:42:41 PM  
Gotta hand it to those two guys, they acted quickly and most likely saved his life.
 
2022-01-22 6:42:49 PM  

edmo: "It had to be divine intervention because two of my best guys just happened to be there sanding sidewalks," said Mary Ann Brenchick, director of Lewiston Public Works. "It couldn't have been better guys for this kind of situation."

More like Divine non-intervention as He stood back and let the guys handle this one.


"Oooh. Sorry about that divine intervention with the bandsaw. Do you want Me to keep intervening?"
 
2022-01-22 6:43:23 PM  

Mock26: Gotta hand it to those two guys, they acted quickly and most likely saved his life.


Almost certainly. Dismemberment is a great way to bleed out in very short order.
 
2022-01-22 6:47:27 PM  
Did he try clapping with it? What sound did it make?
 
2022-01-22 6:47:44 PM  
Hey, you can't stop him.  He has a right to bare arms.
 
2022-01-22 6:47:51 PM  
Too bad that this happened in the U.S.  The medical treatment is gonna cost him a arm and a leg.
 
2022-01-22 6:48:02 PM  
It was unclear whether surgeons were able to reattach his arm.

Most likely not. A tourniquet is generally applied to save the life at the cost of the limb.
 
2022-01-22 6:49:03 PM  
And on news at 11:

Coworkers watch colleague cut off arm with bandsaw, watch him as he picks it up and wanders into street with it and do or say nothing to help
 
2022-01-22 6:50:14 PM  
Did a lobster do it?
 
2022-01-22 6:52:43 PM  
That's some pretty lazy reporting there, Stu.

Investigators followed a trail of blood back to a business where several people said the man had been operating a band saw.
... and?
/ "Yeah man, it was whicked! He just picked it up and thought he could walk it off! My boys and I couldn't stop laughing'! ... Try to help him? Why? He looked like he could handle it."

It was unclear whether surgeons were able to reattach his arm.

Is that even a thing? I get a finger is possible, but a whole appendage, and still be functional?
 
2022-01-22 6:52:48 PM  

Hawk the Hawk: Saved by two...public workers.  Just another example of someone looking for a government hand out.


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2022-01-22 6:54:44 PM  

KingOfTown: Witnesses said the man's arm was cut off Friday near the shoulder, apparently in a workplace accident, the Sun Journal reported.

Which arm? Is he all right now?


His right is all he has left.
 
2022-01-22 6:55:49 PM  

KingOfTown: Witnesses said the man's arm was cut off Friday near the shoulder, apparently in a workplace accident, the Sun Journal reported.

Which arm? Is he all right now?


I want to know if he left one behind.
 
2022-01-22 6:59:33 PM  

PaulRB: Hey, you can't stop him.  He has a right to bare arms.


Shall. Not. Be. Infringed.
 
2022-01-22 7:03:27 PM  
When I worked highway construction on I485 the superintendent of the job was one Sampson Parker. He had to remove his own arm after it got stuck in a corn picker that was starting to burn. He cut the meat around his bicep and dropped a couple of times to break the bone on the edge of the machine.  Then he walked a mile and got help. He was an asshole but everyone said he was an asshole before he lost his arm.
 
2022-01-22 7:05:01 PM  
"Workplace accident"?
And he was walking down the street with it..?
 
2022-01-22 7:06:57 PM  
Daniel inouye is the master at that. Took a grenade from his own severed arm and threw it.
 
2022-01-22 7:07:29 PM  
Worst or best preview ever?

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2022-01-22 7:07:51 PM  

LimpDickRicky: And on news at 11:

Coworkers watch colleague cut off arm with bandsaw, watch him as he picks it up and wanders into street with it and do or say nothing to help


Small business, working alone maybe.  Co-worker went to the bathroom, went to lunch, whatever.  Dude just fell into a bandsaw, it seems.  He's probably in shock and was just...moving instead of screaming for help.  Not thinking.  It's like how people who are in the process of choking on a piece of food will get up and use their remaining oxygen to leave a dining room full of people and go try to fix it on their own in the bathroom.  When you're 60 seconds away from dying and you know it, you get weird.
 
2022-01-22 7:08:00 PM  

Trocadero: Hawk the Hawk: Saved by two...public workers.  Just another example of someone looking for a government hand out.

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Listen, if he wanted to be on the public dole, he should have joined the army.
 
2022-01-22 7:12:29 PM  

New Rising Sun: LimpDickRicky: And on news at 11:

Coworkers watch colleague cut off arm with bandsaw, watch him as he picks it up and wanders into street with it and do or say nothing to help

Small business, working alone maybe.  Co-worker went to the bathroom, went to lunch, whatever.  Dude just fell into a bandsaw, it seems.  He's probably in shock and was just...moving instead of screaming for help.  Not thinking.  It's like how people who are in the process of choking on a piece of food will get up and use their remaining oxygen to leave a dining room full of people and go try to fix it on their own in the bathroom.  When you're 60 seconds away from dying and you know it, you get weird.


This is Maine we're talking about. Could have had the arm severed while being attacked by a killer clown, a rabid dog, vampire...
 
2022-01-22 7:13:45 PM  

LindenFark: It was unclear whether surgeons were able to reattach his arm.

Most likely not. A tourniquet is generally applied to save the life at the cost of the limb.


It's not 1850, modern tourniquets + modern medicine means that a tourniquet is always a good idea for an "oh shiat, that's a lot of blood and it isn't stopping when I press on it".

I was doing a basic trauma class for a safety presentation at work and someone challenged me on this so I showed her that I could stop the pulse in my arm and then safely remove the tourniquet without having to saw my arm off.

/note I'm talking about something like a CAT6, not a seat belt and a tree branch
 
2022-01-22 7:14:42 PM  
Good thing there were people Man Enough to jump into Action. If they'd been Two Steps Behind, poor guy would have been Wasted. Nice of them to help, lots of people might have left the guy left High N Dry. I mean really, Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad as this guy?
 
2022-01-22 7:18:46 PM  
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This one time, at band saw camp...


It will do it, but how did he put his shoulder in there?  Maybe fell?
 
2022-01-22 7:21:44 PM  
Was dude cosplaying as James Bond in one of those slow moving traps 007 was famous for escaping when somehow something went horribly wrong?
 
2022-01-22 7:23:28 PM  
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2022-01-22 7:24:50 PM  
I've heard of people cutting their digits off by band saw, but how do you cut off your arm near the shoulder with a band saw?
 
2022-01-22 7:27:43 PM  

The Southern Dandy: how do you cut off your arm near the shoulder with a band saw?


Owing money to the wrong sort of people and have them pay you a visit at your blue collar job would be my guess.
 
2022-01-22 7:31:32 PM  
and for whatever reason, he will have the nickname of LEFTY.
 
2022-01-22 7:31:46 PM  

SergeantObvious: Good thing there were people Man Enough to jump into Action. If they'd been Two Steps Behind, poor guy would have been Wasted. Nice of them to help, lots of people might have left the guy left High N Dry. I mean really, Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad as this guy?


The article didn't even have a Photograph.
 
2022-01-22 7:38:37 PM  

Miss_Dorothy_Kilgallen: Too bad that this happened in the U.S.  The medical treatment is gonna cost him a arm and a leg.


Ah! My old friend Mister MacGregg!
 
2022-01-22 7:40:51 PM  
Feels his pain:

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2022-01-22 7:45:17 PM  
The good news is, if he cuts off the other arm, he can become a superhero!

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2022-01-22 7:49:31 PM  

edmo: "It had to be divine intervention because two of my best guys just happened to be there sanding sidewalks," said Mary Ann Brenchick, director of Lewiston Public Works. "It couldn't have been better guys for this kind of situation."

More like Divine non-intervention as He stood back and let the guys handle this one.


Well, yeah, god knows that throwing sand on icy sidewalks just gives you dirty icy sidewalks
 
2022-01-22 7:51:50 PM  

kbronsito: New Rising Sun: LimpDickRicky: And on news at 11:

Coworkers watch colleague cut off arm with bandsaw, watch him as he picks it up and wanders into street with it and do or say nothing to help

Small business, working alone maybe.  Co-worker went to the bathroom, went to lunch, whatever.  Dude just fell into a bandsaw, it seems.  He's probably in shock and was just...moving instead of screaming for help.  Not thinking.  It's like how people who are in the process of choking on a piece of food will get up and use their remaining oxygen to leave a dining room full of people and go try to fix it on their own in the bathroom.  When you're 60 seconds away from dying and you know it, you get weird.

This is Maine we're talking about. Could have had the arm severed while being attacked by a killer clown, a rabid dog, vampire...


Yeah, any number of needful things.
 
2022-01-22 7:57:16 PM  

RogermcAllen: LindenFark: It was unclear whether surgeons were able to reattach his arm.

Most likely not. A tourniquet is generally applied to save the life at the cost of the limb.

It's not 1850, modern tourniquets + modern medicine means that a tourniquet is always a good idea for an "oh shiat, that's a lot of blood and it isn't stopping when I press on it".

I was doing a basic trauma class for a safety presentation at work and someone challenged me on this so I showed her that I could stop the pulse in my arm and then safely remove the tourniquet without having to saw my arm off.

/note I'm talking about something like a CAT6, not a seat belt and a tree branch


I just carry a ziplock bag full of elastic bands. When I get a hangnail or cut my finger, I wrap at least 20 elastic bands tightly around my wrist. I also fill the ziplock with saltwater and put it over my hand, using the elastic bands to hold it shut, kind of like a goldfish bowl. The bands stop the bleeding, and the saltwater preserves the limb. I usually just let it sit like that until the next day.
 
2022-01-22 7:57:21 PM  
"It was unclear whether surgeons were able to reattach his arm."

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Why not, Zoidberg?
 
2022-01-22 7:57:46 PM  
"That probably saved his life," St. Laurent said.

Ya think?
 
2022-01-22 8:05:33 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: RogermcAllen: LindenFark: It was unclear whether surgeons were able to reattach his arm.

Most likely not. A tourniquet is generally applied to save the life at the cost of the limb.

It's not 1850, modern tourniquets + modern medicine means that a tourniquet is always a good idea for an "oh shiat, that's a lot of blood and it isn't stopping when I press on it".

I was doing a basic trauma class for a safety presentation at work and someone challenged me on this so I showed her that I could stop the pulse in my arm and then safely remove the tourniquet without having to saw my arm off.

/note I'm talking about something like a CAT6, not a seat belt and a tree branch

I just carry a ziplock bag full of elastic bands. When I get a hangnail or cut my finger, I wrap at least 20 elastic bands tightly around my wrist. I also fill the ziplock with saltwater and put it over my hand, using the elastic bands to hold it shut, kind of like a goldfish bowl. The bands stop the bleeding, and the saltwater preserves the limb. I usually just let it sit like that until the next day.


I carry a car battery and a giant old-school car cigarette lighter. Lose an arm? Hook that sucker up and listen to the sizzle. The bonus is you can light up a lung dart and travel to flavor country.
 
2022-01-22 8:08:30 PM  
This guy?

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2022-01-22 8:13:31 PM  

New Rising Sun: LimpDickRicky: And on news at 11:

Coworkers watch colleague cut off arm with bandsaw, watch him as he picks it up and wanders into street with it and do or say nothing to help

Small business, working alone maybe.  Co-worker went to the bathroom, went to lunch, whatever.  Dude just fell into a bandsaw, it seems.  He's probably in shock and was just...moving instead of screaming for help.  Not thinking.  It's like how people who are in the process of choking on a piece of food will get up and use their remaining oxygen to leave a dining room full of people and go try to fix it on their own in the bathroom.  When you're 60 seconds away from dying and you know it, you get weird.


I know I always do.
 
2022-01-22 8:18:39 PM  

Teambaylagoon: "Workplace accident"?
And he was walking down the street with it..?


What's creepy is that, when they traced his blood trail back to his workplace, "several people" said...

I mean, what, did they just watch the poor bastard fall into the bandsaw, cut off his arm NEAR THE SHOULDER, and then just let him walk off - clearly in shock and desperate for aid - then just... waited for the cops to show up and say "yeah, man - wasn't that farking freaky?!"

I mean, holy shiat.
 
2022-01-22 8:26:46 PM  

SurelyShirley: This guy?

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Well it's definitely *not* Trey Hendrickson.
 
2022-01-22 8:27:09 PM  

New Rising Sun: LimpDickRicky: And on news at 11:

Coworkers watch colleague cut off arm with bandsaw, watch him as he picks it up and wanders into street with it and do or say nothing to help

Small business, working alone maybe.  Co-worker went to the bathroom, went to lunch, whatever.  Dude just fell into a bandsaw, it seems.  He's probably in shock and was just...moving instead of screaming for help.  Not thinking.  It's like how people who are in the process of choking on a piece of food will get up and use their remaining oxygen to leave a dining room full of people and go try to fix it on their own in the bathroom.  When you're 60 seconds away from dying and you know it, you get weird.


not so cs

my spouse degloved and nearly severed two fingers on his left hand while alone at work.
I got a  disjointed call at home from him "Had an accident, called 911, but I think I'm gonna pass out before they get here"
He didn't but insisted, after they bandaged it, to drive himself home (they frowned on this but....)
When I finally saw it in the ER I scolded him for driving home and he, medicated, assured me it was okay because he didn't use that hand to shift gears anyway.

He wasn't close to dying but he was in "it's okay, really, not bad at all" shock.

His boss was merely confused and called early the next morning "Uhh...you closed up last night and..uh...there's blood and...uh...a rubber glove....uhhh...you coming' in?"
 
2022-01-22 8:33:54 PM  
'Arm-y training, sir!'
 
2022-01-22 8:34:22 PM  

parasol: New Rising Sun: LimpDickRicky: And on news at 11:

Coworkers watch colleague cut off arm with bandsaw, watch him as he picks it up and wanders into street with it and do or say nothing to help

Small business, working alone maybe.  Co-worker went to the bathroom, went to lunch, whatever.  Dude just fell into a bandsaw, it seems.  He's probably in shock and was just...moving instead of screaming for help.  Not thinking.  It's like how people who are in the process of choking on a piece of food will get up and use their remaining oxygen to leave a dining room full of people and go try to fix it on their own in the bathroom.  When you're 60 seconds away from dying and you know it, you get weird.

not so cs

my spouse degloved and nearly severed two fingers on his left hand while alone at work.
I got a  disjointed call at home from him "Had an accident, called 911, but I think I'm gonna pass out before they get here"
He didn't but insisted, after they bandaged it, to drive himself home (they frowned on this but....)
When I finally saw it in the ER I scolded him for driving home and he, medicated, assured me it was okay because he didn't use that hand to shift gears anyway.

He wasn't close to dying but he was in "it's okay, really, not bad at all" shock.

His boss was merely confused and called early the next morning "Uhh...you closed up last night and..uh...there's blood and...uh...a rubber glove....uhhh...you coming' in?"


That word. "Degloved". In this context it gives me chills just thinking about it. I hope your spouse is ok.
 
2022-01-22 8:38:37 PM  

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