New Zealand truck driver Steven McCormack nearly pops after getting air hose lodged in buttocks
A truck driver in New Zealand nearly popped after an air hose accidently got lodged in his buttocks.
The 48-year-old was at Waiotahi Contractors where he worked, standing on the rigging between his truck and the trailer when he slipped and fell.
He landed on the hose connected to the semi's airbrakes and broke it. The nozzle pierced his left buttocks and air from the tanks pumped into his body at 100 pounds per square inch.
"I was blowing up like a football," he said. "I had no choice but just to lay there, blowing up like a balloon."
The freak accident left McCormack's skin crackling with air bubbles. Although doctors were able to extract the excess fluids, the truck driver was forced to release the air in the only way possible.
"You can't turn a tap on and let it out," he told 3News. "You just have to burp it out, or fart it out."
McCormack as since recovered, but it took nearly three days for him to return to his normal size.