Impaled by pruning shears through eye, doing ok


27 Responses to “Impaled by pruning shears through eye, doing ok”

  1. Donald Petersen says:

    Now there’s a surgical team whom I would tip most generously.

  2. MDwebguy says:

    Hell, I wake up after a typical Friday night at the pub with more than a slight swelling of the eyelids and minor double vision. Hats off to the docs who cared for Leroy!

  3. Jack Holmes says:

    I’m just imagining the Deus Ex: Human Revolution trailer and this guy looking at the pruning shears with his good eye and going “I never asked for this.”

  4. Brad Sando says:

    I would say that is one lucky guy, but then having a pruning shear jammed down your throat by the way of the EYE is not all that lucky…

  5. Guest says:

    Shear Luck

  6. dr.hypercube says:

    Y’know, I always though the other end of the shears was what I needed to worry about.

  7. No, now I know what “squick” means.

  8. I’ll just bet he was running with them.

  9. Pickled Whispers says:

    And he’s 86 years old, no less. Incroyable!

  10. Guest says:

    wha… handle end first? ow.

  11. zombienietzsche says:

    The title should read “Impaled by pruning shears through eye or ocular SOCKET, doing ok”. The title as it stands implies the shears went through the eye itself which it did not do, as he was able to keep the eye with “slight swelling in his eyelids and minor double vision”.

    Still incredible regardless of a slightly misleading title.

  12. awjt says:

    You’re not supposed to run when you’re holding those.

  13. John Irvine says:

    I no longer feel so bad about neglecting to keep my hedge trimmed
    this summer.  I had no idea about the
    risks I faced.  Yikes.

  14. knoxblox says:

    Apparently, walking with scissors is just as dangerous as running with scissors, eh?

  15. Guest says:

    Well Handled.

  16. James B says:

    To get those bypass pruners properly sharp:  take the pivot screw out then put a piece of sandpaper on a dead flat surface like furniture glass or a  granite counter).  Then grind both sides flat with successively finer grits of sandpaper.  You have to do this when they are new, but I did this about ten years ago and mine will still cleanly snip a blade of grass.  I actually blunted the pointed end with a belt sander to prevent injuries. 

  17. Godfree says:

    Remember those days when we would sometimes get a unicorn chaser? I miss them.

  18. Lord Byte says:

    So the “he/she tripped and fell on them” defense still works eh :)

  19. jenjavitis says:


  20. Joe in Australia says:

    If you tell people you got pruning shears in your eye everyone’s all sympathetic. But tell them that you slipped when you were vacuuming in the nude and you get nothing but snide innuendo.

  21. Trent Baker says:

    Its amazing what surgeons can achieve these days.

  22. Guest says:

    Owie! Get better soon, dude! 

  23. Stephen Jones says:

    News cast said this morning it was the same surgical team that worked on Rep. Giffords after the shooting. Earning their money this year, aren’t they?

  24. Lobster says:

    Awww, Leroy… that’s not how you prune.

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