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Man wearing oxygen mask lights one up!

Old 07-14-06, 03:12 PM
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Man wearing oxygen mask lights one up!

Guy burns up his hospital rooml trying to light up a smoke Guess he needed the smooth flavor only tobacco can provide!

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...o/4047506.html

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Old 07-14-06, 03:17 PM
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Patient in oxygen mask lights cigarette, sparks fire.

DALLAS -- A patient who was wearing an oxygen mask tried to light a cigarette in his hospital room, sparking a fire that forced the evacuation of more than 100 patients, destroyed the room and melted medical equipment, officials said.

A nurse at Methodist Dallas Medical Center rescued the man from his burning bed shortly after the Thursday night blaze started. He suffered serious burns and was taken to the burn unit another Dallas hospital, but no one else was hurt, hospital officials said.

"He somehow got the strength to smoke a cigarette with a nonremovable mask," Dallas Fire-Rescue Capt. Paul Martinez said. "I don't know how he did it, but he did it."

Firefighters extinguished the two-alarm fire after about 45 minutes, and the evacuated patients were returned to their rooms. Hospital sprinklers kept the blaze mostly in the hospital room, said fire Lt. Joel Lavender.

Officials didn't release the man's name or condition today, citing medical privacy laws.
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Learning that there are people in the world who are this mind-numbingly stupid always makes me feel better about myself.
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Hell, you've been around the forum long enough to know they're everywhere.....
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Old 07-14-06, 03:24 PM
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Hell, you've been around the forum long enough to know they're everywhere.....
Yes, but I haven't been around the forum long enough to point them out.
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I wanna know who the hell was STUPID enough to let him get at a cigarette and lighter!
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Hell, you've been around the forum long enough to know they're everywhere.....
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anyhow this guy is a total 100% absolute
idiot and only one pic is fitting for this topic
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Yet another reason why smokers are a danger to all!
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I hope they gave him a smoking room this time.
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Old 07-14-06, 06:26 PM
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As a respiratory therapist, Ive seen stuff like too often. Unfortunatly, this is not too uncommon, although the damage it caused is quite unusual (most likely staff didnt know how to shut off the O2 supply). Ive only caught about 4 people myself smoking in 6 years in the hospital, when I worked homecare it was almost a daily occurence. I worked for one of the largest homecare/O2 companies in Phoenix, and we would hear about patients burning their houses down about once or twice a month.

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I wanna know who the hell was STUPID enough to let him get at a cigarette and lighter!
Unfortunatly, if he is able to make decisions for himself, you cant restrict their property as long as it is legal. At the hospital I work at now, if you want to smoke or keep tobacco in your room, you have to sign a waiver.
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Old 07-14-06, 06:57 PM
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Unfortunatly, if he is able to make decisions for himself, you cant restrict their property as long as it is legal. At the hospital I work at now, if you want to smoke or keep tobacco in your room, you have to sign a waiver.
And I'm assuming family members can bring him cigarettes if they wanted to, right?

But you gotta give this guy props for getting that "nonremovable mask" off, just for a smoke.
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I'd imagine the nicotine addiction clouds one's judgement.
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