The Darwin Awards

2001 At-Risk Survivor

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Tied to His Work
2001 At-Risk Survivors
Unconfirmed by Darwin

(26 January 2001, Florida) A 24-year-old construction worker tied himself to a piece of scaffolding for safety while working on the 4th floor of the county jail annex. Forgetting he was attached to the metal, he tossed it to the ground, and was carried along for the ride. He landed on the scaffolding, which pierced both legs. He was treated for his injuries at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, and hopefully counseled on the use of his most important safety tool: his brain. © 1994 - 2020
Submitted by: WordGuy
Reference: Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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