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Rockntractor
06-22-2012, 02:36 PM
An Arizona man is in intensive care after a 16ft (5m) saguaro cactus toppled and crushed him.

The Yuma city worker was responding to an emergency water leak when he was struck by the spiny plant falling from a nearby property.

William Mason's colleagues were able to free him and call emergency services after the freak accident.

Saguaro cacti, common in the US south-west, can weigh thousands of pounds, depending on how much water they hold.

Yuma city officials say Mr Mason remains in hospital after suffering serious injuries, including to his back and legs.

Doctors have so far removed nearly 150 cactus spines from him, according to the Yuma Sun newspaper.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18553950

If you get crushed by giant cacati it was probably your turn to die, you can't change fate.
I would make out a will and get ready, the next one will get him.

Hubie
06-22-2012, 04:04 PM
Was the Roadrunner seen anywhere around?

NJCardFan
06-23-2012, 12:18 AM
I've seen those things crush cars so falling on a person can't feel too good.

http://edge.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/370240/910014.jpg

Hubie
06-23-2012, 12:51 AM
I've seen those things crush cars so falling on a person can't feel too good.

http://edge.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/370240/910014.jpg

Shnikies! Now I feel bad about that little wisecrack. Look at that thing!

Apache
06-23-2012, 01:11 AM
I've seen those things crush cars so falling on a person can't feel too good.

http://edge.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/370240/910014.jpg

Oh dear LORD!

I remember seeing that picture in the paper, the day after it happened, many many many moons ago... A strong dust storm (haboob) brought that sucker down, no one was in the car at the time.

Generation Why?
06-23-2012, 05:53 AM
As if living in Yuma wasn't enough.

Starbuck
06-23-2012, 08:50 AM
As if living in Yuma wasn't enough.

:biggrin-new::biggrin-new: So true! I am speaking as one who has spent his share of time in such places as Yuma, Gila Bend and Stanfield.
But on the other hand that area is fascinating......for some reason I have always loved the desert....:smile-new:

But how do you get in the way of a falling cactus, the species of which is known to stand for many generations?

Apache
06-23-2012, 08:32 PM
:biggrin-new::biggrin-new: So true! I am speaking as one who has spent his share of time in such places as Yuma, Gila Bend and Stanfield.
But on the other hand that area is fascinating......for some reason I have always loved the desert....:smile-new:

But how do you get in the way of a falling cactus, the species of which is known to stand for many generations?

Hey now,dammit!!!!!!!!!!!


That's my home state! Show some respect....:livid:



:biggrin-new:

Rockntractor
06-23-2012, 08:43 PM
But how do you get in the way of a falling cactus, the species of which is known to stand for many generations?

This is my point, if you have the pleasure of being crushed by one of these it is probably your time to go, this guy needs to make it easy on himself and jump in the canyon, no telling what's in store for him next!

Generation Why?
06-23-2012, 09:08 PM
Hey now,dammit!!!!!!!!!!!


That's my home state! Show some respect....:livid:



:biggrin-new:

Apache I loved living in Arizona and plan on moving back but lets be serious, Yuma sucks.

Apache
06-23-2012, 09:13 PM
Apache I loved living in Arizona and plan on moving back but lets be serious, Yuma sucks.

Well DUH! How the hell do you think California is still attached? :evil-grin:

Starbuck
06-23-2012, 11:08 PM
Well DUH! How the hell do you think California is still attached? :evil-grin:

California is a large malignant growth attached to the U.S. at Yuma?:biggrin-new: