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Posted: 6/12/2003 1:22:44 PM EDT
[url]http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Northeast/06/12/woman.impaled.ap/index.html[/url] ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) -- A pregnant woman who fell from a loft and was impaled on a microphone stand was in critical condition Thursday after surgery to repair a ruptured lung. Her baby was not harmed, officials said. Jessie Wickham, 34, was injured at her home on Wednesday. She was 8 1/2 months pregnant. There were no immediate plans to deliver the baby early, said Kara Gavin, spokeswoman for University of Michigan Hospital. "The fetus' condition has been monitored constantly throughout Jessie's treatment and operation, and all vital signs appear to be good," Gavin said. Wickham was in a second-story loft when she became dizzy and fell, crashing through a bannister onto the 3-foot microphone stand, which was amid musical instruments set up on the first floor, officials said. The microphone pole pierced her body through the upper chest, from front to back, penetrating a lung and shoulder bones but missing her heart and major blood vessel by millimeters, Gavin said.
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 1:23:53 PM EDT
ouch. +1
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 1:33:01 PM EDT
sounds like she was at a concert............WTF is she doing at a concert 8.5 months pregnant in the first place?
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 1:34:20 PM EDT
Sheesh-Kabob
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 1:34:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/12/2003 1:37:24 PM EDT by DzlBenz]
The article that was in the KC Star on this said she fell from a loft in her home. Yet another woman hurt while living with a musician. Weird story, that's for sure. EDITED TO ADD: I see now in this version of the story she is placed in the home in the next paragraph. Weird story and specious editing.
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 1:51:57 PM EDT
Well thats bad luck to fall on a mic stand.
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 2:15:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Taxman: Well thats bad luck to fall on a mic stand.
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Or any kind of stand for that matter[;)]
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 2:35:16 PM EDT
Ban microphone stands...do it for the children!
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 2:37:12 PM EDT
Man I hate it when that happens.
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 3:10:11 PM EDT
That's gonna leave a mark...
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 3:37:53 PM EDT
Need to update the "Leave no Child Behind, 2003" legislation.
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