Michael Sheridan writes in the NY Daily News:
A truck driver in New Zealand nearly popped after an air hose accidently got lodged in his buttocks.
Steven McCormack says he is “lucky to be alive” after the bizarre accident on Saturday landed him in intensive care at a hospital in Whakatane, on the North Island’s east coast.
“I felt the air rush into my body and I felt like I was going to explode,” he told 3News in New Zealand on Tuesday.
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.”
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