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    Default O.m.g.!!!! What Were They Thinking?????

    To use an escavator for this operation?????

    Worker Accidentally Decapitated in Rescue

    Dec 16, 2003 7:30 am US/Eastern

    (1010 WINS) (NEW YORK) A construction worker was decapitated when co-workers tried to dig him out of a collapsed ditch with an excavating machine, officials said.

    The 39-year-old man, whose name was not released, became trapped in the ditch Monday afternoon at the intersection of Taylor Street and DeGroot Place on Staten Island. Colleagues tried to free him and another trapped worker with a backhoe, accidentally severing the first man's head.

    Workers had dug the 16-foot trench as a part of project to connect houses on Staten Island to a sewer line. Its walls collapsed after the two men went inside.

    It had not yet been determined whether the man died because of the decapitation or when the trench's walls collapsed, said Paul Iannizzotto, a fire department spokesman.

    The other worker, a 66-year-old man whose name was not released, was rescued after firefighters arrived at the scene and was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital with minor injuries, police said.

    The Formica Construction Co. of Staten Island had been given a permit to dig the trench, according to Ilyse Fink, a spokeswoman for the city's building department. She said the company would be issued at least one violation, for failing to properly reinforce the trench's walls.

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    OSHA Field Day Begins!

    That's what happens when you have untrained people attempting rescues. They are operating solely on adrenaline and emotion and not on skill and knowledge. I just hope the guy was dead from the collapse.

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    they must suffer from H.U.A.S. (Head Up ***** Syndrome). who was in charge there?? a three year old would probally know better.
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    What Were They Thinking?????
    Quite Simply - they weren't. They did what 99.5% of people would do - they panicked and the only thought they had was dig - and to dig they used what they always used.

    That is why we - the professional - trained responders are drilled over and over and over until it's in our head's to override the natural panic impulse. When we are faced with the SHTF situations, we revert back to our training. That is why propper training and regular practice are so important.

    My heart goes out to the co-workers as they will have many demons to live with from that day on.
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    Originally posted by N2DFire
    My heart goes out to the co-workers as they will have many demons to live with from that day on.
    Yes, they will and it will be a long time before those demons "go to bed". I wish them well and I hope their road to recovery is not too bumpy.
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    Ouch!! That'll leave a mark.......

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    The coworkers of the deceased were relying on instinct and adrenaline, as was previously posted. From my training in trench rescue ops, more than likely the deceased was already dead (suffocated fromn the weight of the dirt).

    I hope that Formica Construction has contacted a pshrink to deal with the potential PTSD this accident will cause.
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    no matter how you look it at it ..............what a mess..........I cringe at the thought !
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    Default AGREE WITH CAPTAIN_G

    The ones i've experienced if they are buried above their chest they've suffocated before you can get to them.

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    Poor bastard I feel for his family. What a god awful way to go.
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