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Wednesday, March 19, 2008


It’s time for another installment of The Darwin Awards.

Today’s installment comes courtesy of Lime. Thanks for sharing such a shocking story…

(10 January 08, Pennsylvania) Christian Weikel, of Birdsboro, was pronounced dead by the emergency room personnel at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Police said Weikel was allegedly seen attaching electric clips to his chest piercings, sending 115 volts of electricity through his body. Weikel was employed at a construction-based company. Several of Weikel’s co-workers advised him not to attach equipment to his body. He was working in the assembly station, functional testing safety controls for boilers. The employees were waiting in the area for an inventory to be performed in the off-line work area.

Idle hands, body piercings, access to electrical equipment, and a lack of common sense led to the early demise of 23 year old Weikel. By the time the police arrived at the scene, employees were engaged in CPR and rescue breathing emergency procedures, but they were unable to save the life of this obviously gifted young man.



At 8:13 AM, Blogger Kelly Kirch said...

Gifted? Gifted in the arts of stupidity perhaps. Yikes. One less to populate.

At 9:20 AM, Blogger lime said...

kinda makes me want to protectively grasp myself just thinking about this! tickled that you used the story though. when i read it i just HAD to send it to you.

At 9:24 AM, Blogger James Goodman-Horror Writer said...

Indeed, Kelly. I believe he may have been a bit touched in the head to come up with the idea in the first place. We are truly lucky that this happened before he had a chance to reproduce.

lol, I cringed as I read it the first time, Lime. You rock for sending me such a wonderful piece. :D

At 12:58 PM, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Sounds as though he wasn't quite right in the head to me!

At 6:43 PM, Blogger Donnetta Lee said...

Shocking! Absolutely shocking! (Well, you KNEW someone would say it, right?)

At 5:18 AM, Blogger James Goodman-Horror Writer said...

Yes indeed, Akelamalu. :D

lol, Donnetta. Yes, it had to be done. :D


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