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Cactus injures US city worker

2012-06-22 22:30

Yuma - A US city worker is in intensive care after a 16-foot-tall saguaro cactus fell on him and pinned him to the ground.

Yuma city officials say William Mason was responding to an emergency water leak on Tuesday in a Yuma subdivision.

While he was working, the cactus fell on him.

Other members in his work crew were able to free him and call 911.

The city says Mason suffered multiple injuries to his back and legs and remains hospitalised at Yuma Regional Medical Centre.

Saguaro cactuses can weigh anywhere from hundreds of pounds to more than several thousand pounds, depending on how much water they're holding.

Comments
  • Sagin - 2012-06-23 02:23

    Shame. the poor guy must feel a real prick!

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-06-23 05:45

    A BIG PRICK at that!!

  • Pearl - 2012-06-23 07:44

    :( eeeiiinnaaa

  • Tiaan Liebenberg - 2012-06-23 08:11

    One big prickly pear

  • jp.leroux.33 - 2012-06-24 11:53

    "pinned to the ground" lol funny

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