Right men, spot my deliberate error

Chopstick

Verified Estrogen Brigade
Member
Joined
Aug 25, 2006
Messages
5,383
Location
Sixburgh
Any idea as to the outcome of that? Were they able to repair/salvage the hand in any way?
 

medic1

Unverified
Joined
Sep 18, 2007
Messages
37
Location
Perth, WA
Reconstruct yes......but it won't be pretty and it will take so much time. Full use and look like a hand again? NO!

It will be functional but my guess it that it will look like a paw...

Using ordinance as a hammer zero points, I doubt of gloves would have done much to save his hand. I guess we have all crossed that safety line before on operations...sometimes it pays off, sometimes it goes horribly wrong!
 

Chopstick

Verified Estrogen Brigade
Member
Joined
Aug 25, 2006
Messages
5,383
Location
Sixburgh
Reconstruct yes......but it won't be pretty and it will take so much time. Full use and look like a hand again? NO!

It will be functional but my guess it that it will look like a paw...
I have a child that was born with syndactaly of the left hand..now granted this was congenital vs traumatic..but his surgeons have done amazing things for him. His hand doesnt look like a regular hand but it is fully functional. That was the basis of my interest in the patient's outcome.
 

Rabid Badger

Special Forces
Verified SOF
Joined
May 20, 2007
Messages
3,173
Location
The 'Ville
Careful with your answer medic1.

Being born with a congenital defect is much different than being born stupid or poorly trained. This cats CoC should reap some heat over his stupidity also.

His hand will never ever be the same, in fact, he'll be lucky if he's able to continue a career in the military.

Pick up a Sharpie Chizel Tip.......and picture that same chizel tip full of gunpowder, primer, and lead. What in anyone's mind would make you think this would be a good hammer?????......unbelievable........I'm down with the Darwin Theory.

:2c:
 

RackMaster

Nasty-Dirty-Canuck
SOF Support
Joined
Feb 8, 2007
Messages
10,711
Location
Land of Swine and Maple Syrup
I've seen people do some dumb ass shit with ammo and even the smallest round can do some damage. When I was younger and out camping, there was some retards in the spot next to us that decided it would be cool to toss some .22LR shells in the fire. We were lucky that their car was parked between us and the fire... they were lucky enough to hit the dirt behind some cover with out getting hit.
 

txpj007

Pararescue
Verified SOF
Joined
Aug 23, 2009
Messages
263
Location
TX
using a round as a hammer??? even my 6 year old son knows the hammer hits the primer gun goes boom...unbelievable.
 
7

7point62

Guest
using a round as a hammer??? even my 6 year old son knows the hammer hits the primer gun goes boom...unbelievable.

How can any soldier reach the point where he's entrusted with the operation of an M2 in a hot zone and not know what your son knows about cartridge primers?
 

Headshot

Banned
Joined
Feb 18, 2009
Messages
1,648
Location
banned
Apparently he did have his eye-pro and ear-pro on...

I am amazed at the stupidity of this accident.

P, I don't know that I would call that an accident. As I've stated before, accidents mostly happen to people who don't pay attention. He was paying attention to himself using ordinance in a completely improper manner. We have all gotten sloppy at times and payed the price, but there is a difference in being sleep deprived and possibly forgetting something versus just choosing to outright ignore the rules. He's lucky he didn't kill himself or someone else.
 
Top