[Homeroast] OT but I am still alive after another close call

g paris p pchforever at gmail.com
Tue May 24 12:46:27 CDT 2011


My god Jim:

thank god your alright. love to you and family. I will come over and take
that 430
off your hands so you don't continue to get into trouble.

ginny

On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 7:49 PM, Bob Glasscock <eglasscock at centurytel.net>wrote:

> Hey Jim,
> Very sorry to hear about your accident but very happy to hear you came out
> of it with your skin. Very scary situation. Hope you are able to roast and
> enjoy your coffee.  --
>  Bob Glasscock
> Greenville, AL
>
>
>
> Quoting Jim Gundlach <pecanjim at bellsouth.net>:
>
>> Tuesday I was out moving earth with my 1962 Case 430 tractor to build a
>> pond. In the process I had rather stupidly built a rather tall pile of dirt
>> that gave
>> me a rather long view of the word around me and as I was headed up that
>> pile
>> with a scoop of dirt, I drifted to the side and in reaction I pushed the
>> clutch
>> in and the tractor rolled backward off the edge of the pile of dirt and
>> rolled
>> over, landing top down.  During the fall my head hit the fender hard
>> enough to
>> knock me out and cut a three and half inch strip to my skull that had
>> never
>> before seen daylight.  When I regained consciousness I found that I was
>> pinned
>> face down under the tractor.  The tractor and the blade together weigh
>> more than
>> two tons.  I was generally unable to move.  My glasses were covered with
>> blood
>> so I had to scrape them off just by dragging my face agains the ground so
>> I
>> could see.  My left arm was pinned under the rear fender and the upper
>> portion
>> of my right arm was pinned down by the steering wheel.  My left leg was
>> generally free but my right leg was pinned in front of the gear shift
>> lever and
>> under the steering wheel which was pushed down below the top of the shift
>> lever.  I yelled for help a few times but I knew I was out where there was
>> less than
>> one chance in a hundred that anyone would be close enough to hear me.  I
>> was
>> able to reach my left arm with the free part of my right and I slowly dug
>> the
>> dirt and clay out from under my arm with my right fingers.  It took quite
>> a
>> while but I got the left arm free and then turned to digging out the clay
>> under
>> my upper right arm and after what seemed a very long time I managed to get
>> that
>> arm free also.  I then turned to getting my right leg out of the gearshift
>> lever/steering wheel vice.  I found that I could not get my boot to come
>> out so
>> I had to rearrange myself to be able to reach, untie, and remove the boot.
>>  I
>> then rearranged myself till my nose almost reached my right toes with a
>> strait
>> right leg.  Bending that much with a 67 year old body was tough but I did
>> manage.  After
>> I was essentially free it took a while to figure out a route out from
>> under the
>> tractor but I finally made it out by following the unpinned leg.  I walked
>> from
>> the back to the front of our ten acre plot and got to the house.  I called
>> my
>> wife and told her what happened and asked her to come and get me.  After
>> that I
>> started to go into shock so I simply laid down on the ground at the end of
>> the
>> porch and put my legs up the steps and waited close to half an hour for
>> her to
>> get home.
>> At the emergency room they x-rayed my skull and found the bones had held
>> up
>> quite well.  After getting the cut cleaned up and stitched, I was able to
>> go
>> ahead and come home.  And, on Tuesday I missed my early afternoon coffee.
>>      pecan jim
>>
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