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If your foot gets stuck in cement will it have to be amputed?

 
 
Reply Tue 23 Feb, 2010 12:32 am
For some random reason that cell phone provider (Whoever it was.. Verizon, I think?) commercial came up in my head, where the construction worker is so obsessed with his phone, he doesn't realize that he stepped into a block of cement and the cement has hardened, leaving him stuck. Well, that got me wondering... what would happen if that were true? Of course, I'm not suggesting that some idiot would become so engaged in his phone he'd step into cement and not feel it hardening... but just, what if, for some odd reason, it happened. By the time he realizes or when help finally comes, won't he lose all feeling in his feet, and will they have to be amputated?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 23 Feb, 2010 12:55 am
@RadAndRandom,
Concrete doesn't harden that fast. Get a grip.
roger
 
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Reply Tue 23 Feb, 2010 01:53 am
@ossobuco,
But if it did, a jackhammer would leave most of the foot intact. Keeping a foot in concrete that long would be really bad for the complexion. I'm pretty sure most of the skin would be missing. We would be looking at a serious disability claim, at least if the guy were barefoot.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 23 Feb, 2010 01:58 am
@roger,
Barefoot in the Park, wasn't that a movie?
roger
 
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Reply Tue 23 Feb, 2010 03:24 am
@ossobuco,
Probably. They probably ran out of good titles a decade or more ago. I don't do movies on account of crumby acoustics.
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oolongteasup
 
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Reply Tue 23 Feb, 2010 04:41 am
@RadAndRandom,
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If your foot gets stuck in cement will it have to be amputed?


thats a hard one

they should only ever amputate in order to save the cement

consider reposting in ethics / philosophy
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 23 Feb, 2010 05:52 am
@roger,
we could blast, that would save most of the torso and the head for easy identification and mounting in the DArwin Award museum.
ebrown p
 
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Reply Tue 23 Feb, 2010 06:06 am
@farmerman,
The Boston way of dealing with this is simple. We either throw you into the harbor (which is really the point anyway isn't it?), or we just keep pouring cement.

Either way is simple with little mess to clean up afterwards.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Tue 23 Feb, 2010 07:40 am
@RadAndRandom,
Doesn't cement shrink slightly when it cures?

Ouch.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 23 Feb, 2010 07:47 am
@RadAndRandom,
RadAndRandom wrote:
Of course, I'm not suggesting that some idiot would become so engaged in his phone he'd step into cement and not feel it hardening... but just, what if, for some odd reason, it happened.


he'd lose his mobile charge before the cement had hardened completely

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do they amputate people's legs to get them out of casts?
George
 
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Reply Tue 23 Feb, 2010 08:07 am
Depends on your job.
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RadAndRandom
 
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2010 08:45 pm
@ehBeth,
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do they amputate people's legs to get them out of casts?


Ooooh, well I guess a cast is slightly similar to cement.. but isn't cement harder to cut through than a cast?
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