Did You Know A Man Nearly Exploded When An Air Valve Lodged Into His Buttocks?

Steven McCormack, a New Zealand Trucker, had a lucky escape from a freak accident which nearly made him explode. The unfortunate event saw Steven have compressed air pumped into his body, inflating him to twice his size!

It occurred at a gas station where he was working. He tripped and fell on a broken air pressure valve. Within moments, 100 of lbs of compressed air was being pumped into his body.

Miraculously, Steven made a full recovery. The air had to be released from his body. That is, by burping and passing wind.

Picture and info source:
“Air valve” photo. Know4now.com. 20 Feb. 2014. 1 Apr. 2014.

About SMC Corporation Middle East FZE

SMC Corporation Middle East FZE is the United Arab Emirates subsidiary of SMC Corporation, the world’s largest pneumatic automation products manufacturer which was established in Japan and now has more than 50 years of experience. In 2014, SMC Corporation Middle East FZE is established affirming our leading role in pneumatics control equipment & devices as well bringing best services to customers.

While the subsidiary mainly assembles knockdown cylinders, SMC United Arab Emirates also offers a wide range of high quality advanced industrial pneumatic system technology products to meet applications in a myriad of sectors and fields of the market such as semiconductor, automotive, medical, and petrochemical, just to name a few. Products offered here range from actuators like electric actuator, pneumatic actuator and etc, to valves like solenoid valve, pneumatic valve and 2 port valve; from thermo equipment like refrigerated thermo chiller and temperature control equipment, to a variety of electrostatic removal, air dryer and process gas equipment .

Striving to maintain high standards not only in products but also in customer service, SMC United Arab Emirates is equipped with a well-stocked warehouse ensures quick delivery, as well as maintaining high levels of technical services and solid communication network to consistently meet the needs and expectations of our customers.