Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for September
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 1 2 3 4 5
Add your event FREE

Today

Videos


BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Cosmo&Nanu

Quick Drying Concrete Traps Man In Car Crash

Quick Drying Concrete Traps Man In Car Crash

This Chinese driver survived after not only getting crushed by the metalwork of his car, but also getting his feet trapped in quick drying liquid concrete.

The accident happened in Yangzhou city in east China’s Jiangsu province when the concrete mixer driven by Hui Liao was driving down the road behind a minibus.

Police spokesman Chi Tao said: "A schoolboy apparently decided to cross the road, running across in front of a minibus that he hadn't seen, which was then forced to slam on its brakes.

"Unfortunately, the concrete mixer with a full load was behind the minibus and although the driver slammed on his brakes it was clear he was not going to stop in time.

"In order to avoid hitting into the back of the minibus, a cement mixer driver swerved out on to the other side of the road and the cement mixer tipped over. It crushed a car and although the driver survived the initial collision, liquid concrete poured in through the smashed windscreen and filled up the car, starting to solidify around the trapped man's legs."

Chinese firemen said they realised they needed to act quickly because if the concrete solidified the man, 48-year-old Lian Huang, could have died. According to medics limbs that are sealed in concrete quickly swell up causing circulation problems and even death. In addition the heat from the man's legs was causing the concrete to dry out even more quickly.

As a result the man's pain increased to the point where he was in agony by the time he was finally freed and rushed to hospital - where he was treated for circulation problems and several fractures.

Austrian Times


Are you on Facebook? Like the Austrian Times on Facebook and win great prizes!


Cosmo and Nanu
ORF Watch

Tag cloud:
mixer  circulation  Chinese  survived  causing  cement  sealed  trapped  legs  Concrete  medics  brakes  crushed  liquid  Huang  minibus  limbs  problems  driver  metalwork

Latest News

 

Rare Bald Ibis Makes Microlight Flight To Italy
The project to introduce an extinct bird back to Europe is hailing success after successfully negotiating a new route over the Alps and training 14 Northern Bald Ibises how to fly south to winter feeding grounds in southern Tuscany.

Pat On The Back From Manure Explosive
A traffic cop in Austria got more than he bargained for after a booby trap covered him head-to-toe in manure as he was trying to catch people speeding.

Viennese Jihad Girl May Have Been Killed
Austrian police say that one of the two attractive young teenage girls who fled the country to go to Syria to fight on the side of Islamic rebels may have been killed.

Perversion of a Medical Dream
The Decline and Fall of the Otto Wagner Hospital, Vienna.

Fat Can Be Used To Burn Off Weight After New Patent Unveiled
It is being hailed as a sensation after scientists at an Austrian university patented a method that transforms fat storing cells into mini factories capable of actually destroying fat by burning it off.

Three Family Members Dead In Well Tragedy
A mother has lost her husband, her pregnant daughter and her son-in-law after a tragic accident where one of them fell into a well and the other two died while trying to carry out a failed rescue.

Brit Soldier Rescued After Climbing Mountain In T Shirt
A British soldier who tackled the frozen Austrian Alps wearing just shorts and a T-shirt has been rapped by officials after he had to be rescued from the snowy peak.

Mum And Daughter Struck By Lightning In Pool
A mother and her daughter were hospitalised after they were struck by lightning in a swimming pool.

Police Nab Porn Star Who Filmed In Local Church
A woman accused of making a porn movie in a local church has been caught after an informant tipped off police that he recognised her by her breasts after an appeal for information.

Young Hip Hop Dancer Gets 18 Years For Drug Smuggling
A blonde hip hop dancer and charity worker promised an international career after she was spotted by a talent scout has been jailed for 18 years in Indonesia after her work offer turned out to have been part of an elaborate drugs con.

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.


Austrian Zimmers