Air hose blows man up like a balloon – photo

Steven McCormack recovering in the hospital

I just saw a story that says a New Zealand truck driver, Steven McCormack, fell onto a compressed air hose that pierced his buttock and began to blow his body up like a balloon.  This brings to mind images of the blueberry kid that blew up  in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, but this was a much more serious situation and almost cost him his life.

blueberry kid from Willie Wonka

Mr McCormack says that he felt like he was going to explode, he felt like a football.  The doctors told him that they are surprised that he did not burst.  He says that the most painful part has been the process of clearing the wound in his buttock.  He says it felt like they were using a drill.  Thankfully it looks like he will make a full recovery, but he does admit that the air is escaping his body the way that air normally does.  (c’mon people, no sound effects, please)  😉

You can read the full story HERE.

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