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Impaled

A comic for EMS drawing off the real experiences of EMS
EMTs, firefighters, and cops came together to extricate a 10-year-old with a bolt through his skull, and we all learned the importance of working together
After Joey Zeman fell on the ice, he found his pliers in an odd place
Vallejo first responders successfully removed the man from the fence spike
The Franklinville man lost his balance and fell onto a London-style gate, with decorative spikes, being used to section off a room
Medics and a technical rescue team faced a worker who had fallen, and rebar had penetrated his torso
Orange Beach Fire Rescue Chief Jeff Smith said the umbrella went completely through the leg and needed to be cut for stabilization
A neighbor held the worker up as best as he could until Lakeside firefighters arrived
Tulsa firefighters had to cut part of the flagpole off for the victim to fit into an ambulance
EMS providers transported the patient by air ambulance to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Cheney EMS providers transported the boy to a hospital, where he died
The man had fallen from a midrise building’s eighth floor to the seventh floor and had 1-inch rebar through his left hip and center chest area
The man suffered life-threatening injuries but was conscious as firefighters worked to free him
A woman was vacationing with friends when she was gored in the chest by a beach umbrella that darted at her during a sudden wind gust