California Earthquake Nearly Kills Aquarist

by | Aug 25, 2014 | Science | 0 comments

1240x1240Steven Smith of Napa California is lucky to be alive after his ~25 gallon fish tank weighing hundreds of pounds crashed down onto his head during Sundays 6.0 earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area. Luckily, Smith was sleeping face down and avoided more serious injury, but still sustained a badly cut arm that needed more than 12 stitches and a few staples in his scalp. “I was in shock,” said Smith. “I didn’t know what happened. I felt liquid running down my body. I rubbed my head and noticed I had blood on my hand.” Smith is expected to fully recover from his injuries and is taking the incident lightly and with a smile in a picture taken just minutes after the accident. Read more here.


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