Sunday, January 11, 2015

Palm Trees Have Killed More People Than Ebola In U.S.

For the 2nd time in about a month, a Palm Tree has reached and crushed someone.
From the LVRJ: A tree trimmer died Sunday afternoon after he was trapped in a palm tree in North Las Vegas, according to the fire department.
Las Vegas and North Las Vegas firefighters responded just before 1:50 p.m. to 1635 Palmer St., near East Owens Avenue and North Pecos Road, to a man who was about 30 feet up in a palm tree and yelling for help, according to Las Vegas Fire Department spokesman Tim Szymanski.
He was not showing any obvious signs of life when he was rescued by a truck with a bucket at the end of an extended arm, said North Las Vegas Fire Captain Cedric Williams.
He was taken in an ambulance about 2:30 p.m. It was unclear if the man, who Williams described as “middle-aged,” was pronounced dead in the ambulance or at the hospital.
The man who was trimming a palm tree in December was trapped in the fronds and had complained of having trouble breathing. He died of positional mechanical asphyxia, meaning the position of his body obstructed his airways, preventing oxygen from entering his lungs, according to the Clark County coroner’s office.
Of course, one wonders why the guy was out in th e rain trimming trees in the middle of a rain storm.
But Palm Trees have killed more people in Vegas than Ebola has killed in the entire U.S.

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