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bcd 11-07-18 04:11 PM

Trash Compactor Accident
 
Turns out that this happened right across from the building I work in. Crazy story. Surprised that the guy was alive when they pulled him out.


DENVER — A Denver man is lucky to be alive after a horrifying trash compactor accident over the weekend.

"It's unimaginable what it must have been like for him," said a friend of the victim.

Scott Walsh, 22 was trying to retrieve a friend's cell phone that had fallen into a trash chute at the Griffis Union North Apartments near Union Station.

“And he was reaching down to get it for her and fell head first down the chute," said Liz DiSalvo, Walsh’s friend.

Matt Johnson, one of Walsh's friends who witnessed the accident, said they didn't realize it was a garbage compactor at the bottom of the chute.

"When he fell down, it activated the compactor and he was in there, I would say, approximately five minutes," DiSalvo said.

The weight-activated machine partially crushed Walsh’s head, torso and lower body, breaking both of his legs, fracturing his skull in two places and rupturing the arteries in his neck.

"I saw him come out of the trash compactor,” Johnson said. “It wasn't a very good scene. He's very lucky to be alive."

Doctors say Walsh has no brain or spinal damage.

"It's a miracle," Johnson said.


https://www.thedenverchannel.com/new...rtment-complex

Mrs. Danger 11-07-18 04:20 PM

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I want to know how her phone fell into the garbage chute in the first place.

dom56 11-07-18 04:31 PM

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https://skeptic78240.files.wordpress...t-04.jpg?w=652

zyzzle 11-07-18 05:34 PM

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Sheer stupidity. The cell phone is turning into the downfall of society. A damn phone is more important than a man's life, it seems. If he had stopped to THINK just a moment before jumping in, he wouldn't have suffered such misery.

I'd guess most people would jump into a damn trash compactor for god-damned phones than consider the sanctity of their own lives and / or peril at being squished to death.

I make a mental note to all this man to the rapidly growing list of people who have jumped into sewers, cesspools, porapotties, etc to "rescue" their shitty phones.

ben12 11-07-18 06:24 PM

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He didn't jump in. He fell in. Like by accident.

Abob Teff 11-07-18 06:39 PM

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Security footage of the incident has surfaced:


DVD Polizei 11-07-18 06:50 PM

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I bet this won't be the last time he falls head first for a woman.

-other-

cultshock 11-07-18 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Abob Teff (Post 13440174)
Security footage of the incident has surfaced:


His friend probably told him "I don't care what you smell" and kicked him into the chute to get her damn phone. -ohbfrank-

Giantrobo 11-07-18 06:54 PM

Re: Trash Compactor Accident
 

Originally Posted by zyzzle (Post 13440128)
Sheer stupidity. The cell phone is turning into the downfall of society. A damn phone is more important than a man's life, it seems. If he had stopped to THINK just a moment before jumping in, he wouldn't have suffered such misery.

I'd guess most people would jump into a damn trash compactor for god-damned phones than consider the sanctity of their own lives and / or peril at being squished to death.

I make a mental note to all this man to the rapidly growing list of people who have jumped into sewers, cesspools, porapotties, etc to "rescue" their shitty phones.

You sound 170 years old.

zyzzle 11-07-18 07:11 PM

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No, I'm actually 255 years old, but dotage has not set in yet, since I can still recognize the misguided and misplaced importance people place on their phones these days -- mere THINGS that don't mean two shits in the grand scheme of our existence in this grand world.

Norm de Plume 11-07-18 07:37 PM

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^:up:

Norm de Plume 11-07-18 07:38 PM

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This is his new vehicle:

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/[email protected]_V1_.jpg

Abob Teff 11-07-18 08:21 PM

Re: Trash Compactor Accident
 

Originally Posted by cultshock (Post 13440181)
His friend probably told him "I don't care what you smell" and kicked him into the chute to get her damn phone. -ohbfrank-

I started to include the whole clip (including that) but it was 6 1/2 minutes long. This generation can't pay attention that long.

Kurt D 11-07-18 08:37 PM

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Two things: 1. OMFG
2. Otter is back!

Mrs. Danger 11-07-18 09:12 PM

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I wonder if she was taking a picture of her food...

LurkerDan 11-07-18 10:02 PM

Re: Trash Compactor Accident
 
I take a bus past this apartment every day, hadn't heard this story. Crazy.

TheDude 11-08-18 05:09 PM

Re: Trash Compactor Accident
 

Originally Posted by zyzzle (Post 13440128)
Sheer stupidity. The cell phone is turning into the downfall of society. A damn phone is more important than a man's life, it seems. If he had stopped to THINK just a moment before jumping in, he wouldn't have suffered such misery.

I'd guess most people would jump into a damn trash compactor for god-damned phones than consider the sanctity of their own lives and / or peril at being squished to death.

Agreed. I fucking hate cell phones, especially I-phones. People are so dependent on these things that they're willing to sacrifice their lives for them. Fucking idiots. All of these people deserve Darwin awards:

https://abc13.com/news/two-die-tryin...oilet-/104996/

https://www.ranker.com/list/people-w...e/amandatullos

I have a regular crappy old cell phone (out of necessity) with no texting or graphics, but if I could I'd smash the fucking thing into a million pieces.


Originally Posted by Giantrobo (Post 13440185)
You sound 170 years old.

Well, let's see. Would you jump into a trash compactor, onto train tracks, etc. & risk your life to retrieve your precious & holy I-phone?! If so, great! More power to you!!! We need more people like you in our society!!!


Originally Posted by zyzzle (Post 13440197)
No, I'm actually 255 years old, but dotage has not set in yet, since I can still recognize the misguided and misplaced importance people place on their phones these days -- mere THINGS that don't mean two shits in the grand scheme of our existence in this grand world.

Agreed.

TomOpus 11-08-18 08:40 PM

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Zyzzle and TheDude are either the same person or lovers. Just kidding...

Or am I? ;)

Toddarino 11-08-18 08:55 PM

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My I-phone has photos of my cat. I'd jump in a volcano to save it.

LurkerDan 11-14-18 01:36 PM

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TheDude sounds very un-Dude-like.

cultshock 11-14-18 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by LurkerDan (Post 13444094)
TheDude sounds very un-Dude-like.

Welcome, you must be new here! ;)

TheDude 12-22-18 01:46 PM

Re: Trash Compactor Accident
 

Originally Posted by TomOpus (Post 13440915)
Zyzzle and TheDude are either the same person or lovers. Just kidding...

Or am I? ;)

Nope, not the same person. My posts are typically a lot more outspoken than Zyzzle's - LOL. Plus, the reality is that I don't even think it's possible to have two accounts on this site. Never tried it, though - so not 100% sure about this.

Norm de Plume 12-22-18 03:02 PM

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TheDude just finished a 6-week jail stint and is now rejoining us.

Toddarino 12-22-18 07:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Norm de Plume (Post 13466918)
TheDude just finished a 6-week jail stint and is now rejoining us.

Fucking Malibu police.

Abob Teff 12-22-18 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Norm de Plume (Post 13466918)
TheDude just finished a 6-week jail stint and is now rejoining us.

Nah ... he just got his rug back.


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