28 April 2011
Bad Friday

A packing crate containing an LCD monitor fell from the second floor and landed on my head.  Estimated impact: 470 Joules. 

It hurt.

Went to hospital.  No brain injury.  No broken bones.  Black eye (no idea how that was caused).  Mildest of headaches.  Very sleepy.

Suspect it would have been a lot worse if it had been a CRT monitor.

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  1. Kerist, that sounds bad. Hope you are ok

    Posted by Johnathan Pearce on 28 April 2011 at 03:41pm

  2. UGH! Poor thing. That sucks! Feel better soon.

    Posted by Jackie D on 28 April 2011 at 05:57pm

  3. Ouch! That does sound bad. Maybe you could get a part in one of those TV adverts on daytime television featuring people who have had unfortunate accidents.

    Posted by Rob Fisher on 28 April 2011 at 06:28pm

  4. Yes, Patrick, I just heard about this.

    It sounds like one of those weird situations which are described as “very lucky”, as in: could have been a hell of a lot worse.  Like: it could have killed you.

    Glad it didn’t, and that you sound like you will make a full recovery quite soon.

    Posted by Brian Micklethwait on 29 April 2011 at 06:18am

  5. Delighted that you are still alive. Hang on in there/take it easy.

    Posted by Peter Briffa on 30 April 2011 at 09:04pm

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