Sunday, September 12, 2010

Airbag Safety

Lets face it, we have to work around airbags all of the time. I'm not talking about captains, chiefs or district commanders either.

We respond to accidents every day where our patients are still seated in the car and one or more airbags have not deployed. If you take the proper precautions, the threat of unintentional deployment is greatly reduced, almost eliminated in most cases.

That's why I found this video most shocking.

We work hard to avoid airbag deployment, these guys worked hard to ensure airbag deployment.

It would appear that alcohol may have been involved.

I can think of two good opportunities for spinal injuries in this video, one from the acceleration of the launch and another from hitting his head on the ceiling. The landing didn't look to safe either. It was obvious that the subject of the video was extremely dazed immediately after the event and my have been injured. I'll bet he doesn't do that again.

Have another shot of vodka Ivan!

Thanks for reading,


  1. Wow that's a lot of stupid... I know garages HAVE to set off the airbags before they go in the garbage (safety after all) but yeah that is alot of dumb...



  2. After impact, when your co-worker (who we might now call "the patient") is laying on my floor after a nasty impact to the head, the smart thing to do is: (1) Try to keep him still until medics arrive, or (2) Help him to sit up so that he can move his head, neck, and other associated (and possibly busted) parts. Gee, I don't know.