Tractor Driver Dies Under Load of Manure

Tractor Driver Dies Under Load of Manure (Reuters)

A Czech tractor driver died under eight tons of manure in a bizarre accident that has baffled his employers, local media reported. The 34-year old man, identified only as Martin T, suffocated after the load fell on him while he was dumping it in a field near the western Czech city of Karlovy Vary, news Web Site www.novinky.cz reported Sunday. “It absolutely beats me how this could happen,” said Vladimir Erps, chief of the company employing the victim. “The truck is operated from the tractor cabin, using hydraulics. There was nothing for him to do under the truck, but it’s tough to blame him now that he is dead,” the news site quoted him as saying.

Quite.

Update: Kate thinks she knows the answer.

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Comments

  1. M. Murcek says:

    It’s the old “peer into the open end of the garden hose problem.”

    The driver pushes the button – or whatever – in the cab, and nothing happens. So he gets out, and goes around back, thinking to himself, “What could be wrong here?”




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  2. chris says:

    Somehow, I see a connection to the Czech who pissed his way out of a snow drift this winter!
    “Vast Offal Wing Conspracy”!




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  3. wavemaker says:

    Ah well, shit happens.




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