Posted On:6/29/2003 5:17pm
What's with people these days?
SYDNEY, Australia — An Australian miner amputated his own arm with a knife after becoming pinned under a tractor, police said Sunday.
Colin Jones severed his arm below the elbow with a short-bladed craft knife, New South Wales (search) state police said in a statement.
The case evoked memories of American climber Aron Ralston (search), who earlier this year hacked off his arm after getting trapped under a boulder in a remote Utah canyon.
The 43-year-old miner became trapped late Saturday night 1.5 miles underground in a coal mine near Lake Macquarie, just south of Newcastle on Australia's east coast.
Police said his tractor, which was carrying 3.4 tons of limestone dust, was believed to have tipped over after hitting a hole on a sharp bend in a mine shaft. Local Area Commander Michael Kenny said Lake Macquarie police were investigating. A spokesman for the mine, owned by West Wallsend Colliery, declined to comment.
Another worker discovered the injured miner and sounded an alarm, but Jones didn't want to wait for rescue crews, police said. It was not immediately clear how long Jones was trapped.
He was listed in stable condition at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, about 95 miles north of Sydney. Calls to the hospital seeking comment went unanswered Sunday morning.
Doctors had hoped to reattach his arm but were unsuccessful "because of the extent of the crush injuries," said Les Yates of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union.
Posted On:6/29/2003 10:04pm
It's an amzing thing to have the courage and resolve to cut ones arm off so they can survive. I wouldn't be abl to do it, even if I knew I was going to die. What do you guys think?
Reading FD cause cancer
Posted On:6/29/2003 10:28pm
Style: Muay Thai and boxing
Honestly I would sucidie right away. (I am not joking this time)
It is a rat eat rat world.
"A magical place where I have a freakish large penis and I am also the king of the mushroom people." - by Omen Stone
I would pick bag work over masturbating, fighting over sex, and KOing someone over having a orgasm!
Posted On:6/29/2003 11:00pm
it depends which arm
The man they call FoM
Posted On:6/29/2003 11:05pm
Australians can get competitive.
Someone had to prove it wasn't just Americans who could cut off their own limbs.
El Guapo says, ""You can buy muscles, but you can't buy COJONES!"
The Wastrel - So attractive he HAS to be a woman.
Posted On:6/30/2003 2:16am
Losing an arm would cut my sex life in half.
Posted On:6/30/2003 8:46am
"Losing an arm would cut my sex life in half."
What is zero divided by two?
Hard work, Patience, Dedication.
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