Latest Shouts In The Shoutbox -- View The Shoutbox · Rules -  
Sorry, guests cant view the shoutbox!

[ Smilies | BBCodes ]

  Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll

» Trimmer stung by bees, took down pole
mountain4greys
 Posted: Aug 15 2010, 05:33 PM
Quote Post


Jr Grey Pup
***

Group: Members
Posts: 1475
Member No.: 11
Joined: 12-May 08

Status: Offline
Rep: none




Awards: 1



SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. (UPI) -- A Florida tree trimmer who was attacked by Africanized honeybees said he returned to finish the "nightmare" job and accidentally took down a live power pole.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said Ralph St. Peter, 44, was stung up to 150 times by Africanized honeybees while trimming a tree Saturday in Safety Harbor, the St. Petersburg Times reported.

St. Peter and co-worker Michael Foster, who used his bare hands to swat the bees swarming around St. Peter, were taken to Mease Countryside Hospital for treatment.

St. Peter said he returned to finish the job Monday, despite his wife's pleas that he leave this one alone.

The trimmer said he wishes he had listened to his wife after a limb being pulled by the truck, which Foster was driving, took down a power pole with live power lines.

"This has never happened to me before -- ever," St. Peter said. "What a nightmare. I just wanted to finish the job."

Power officials said no one was injured and there were no reports of outages.



PMEmail PosterUsers WebsiteICQ
^
dad2paisley
 Posted: Aug 15 2010, 08:55 PM
Quote Post


Administrator
*****

Group: Admin
Posts: 5064
Member No.: 1
Joined: 10-May 08

Status: Offline
Rep: none




Awards: 1



ouch!
PMEmail PosterUsers Website
^
Beryl
 Posted: Aug 18 2010, 07:53 PM
Quote Post


Hooked
****

Group: Members
Posts: 3306
Member No.: 7
Joined: 11-May 08

Status: Offline
Rep: 1 pts




Awards: 1



he was a glutton for punishment
PM
^
0 User(s) are reading this topic (0 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:
Share this topic:
« Next Oldest | Weird News | Next Newest »

Topic Options Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll