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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Man Injured When Shotgun Blew Up

Man Injured When Shotgun Blew Up

At 10:25 AM on Saturday, Eldred Ambulance & Smethport medic are responding to Larabee Y where a shotgun blew up in a 46 year old man's hand when it was fired causing injuries to his hand and wrist. The man is in a truck parked along the road in that area. Mercyflight is on standby if needed.
10:50 AM--Patient is being transported to Olean General Hospital by Eldred Ambulance. Helicopter has been released along with Medic 16.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

and guns are safe?

Anonymous said...

Yes guns are safe, perhaps it was user error. I have shot my guns many thousands of times and never had one blow up. Asinine comment.

Anonymous said...

hope he is alright

Anonymous said...

Generally the result of an obstructed barrel when that happens. But still pretty rare.

It's why one should always check before loading/shooting any firearm. And if a fall is taken while hunting, always make sure mud or other debris has not clogged the muzzle.

Anonymous said...

Do you ask if cars are safe every time there's an accident?

Mad Mike said...

@12:53,

Spoken like someone who is uneducated and ignorant. You should familiarize yourself with a topic before criticizing or spouting off an opinion that makes you sound moronic. Firearms are a tool that require maintenance, respect, and common sense safety. I'm guessing one or all of the above were not observed in this case. Nearly ALL cases of bodily injury involving a firearm is "user" related. 100% of ALL crimes committed...involving a firearm is "USER" related. What's the old saying? Guns don't hurt people, people hurt people.

Anonymous said...

3:32 Good comeback!

Anonymous said...

How did the squirrel make out?

Brian said...

while i feel bad for the individual who was involved... it seems like a severe lack of 1) knowledge of a firearm and/or ammo 2) attention to the round chambered (cracks, corrosion, improper sizeof round for the gun) 3) a complete freak accident. if you respect the firearm and pay attention to your surroundings there will be no issues. there are too many variables to this situation to make an educated guess as to what happened. after many years and literally thousands of rounds i have had 1 issue while shooting (a misfired round). to make a comment about the "safety of a gun" (which shows lack of knowledge to begin with) is just further proof that there is a huge lack of firearm education today.