Monday, September 27, 2010

Freak Wood Chipper Accident

Miguel Vargas fought to avoid being pulled into the chipper after the rope was fed into the churning mechanism.

As the noose tightened around his neck it decapitated his head from his body


He was feeding branches into the chipper when a rope that had been used by one of the tree trimmers somehow slipped over his neck.-Gardener decapitated in freak wood chipper accident

This horror story happened in Tampa, Florida. I suppose any job involving ropes and machines is dangerous, so I won't be applying for any of them soon. I once had a dream where I had a rope tied around my neck and a machine was pulling it tighter and tighter and I knew it was gonna strangle me (though I don't think my dream was heading to decapitation) and while that was happening I had the thought that there was no God. Why do we only seem to come to the conclusion that God can't exist when something bad happens to us personally, when we could come to the same conclusion by just picking up a newspaper any day of the week?

Anyway, too bad the poor guy can't just go to the tinsmith for a new head.

After this the enchanted axe cut off my arms, one after the other; but nothing daunted, I had them replaced with tin ones. The Wicked Witch then made the axe slip and cut off my head, and at first I thought that was the end of me. But the tinsmith happened to come along, and he made me a new head out of tin. -from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Also, is the Tin Woodman (Nick Chopper) the same person after receiving his new head? His body parts were replaced one by one until finally he was all tin.

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