Obesity at the level of embarrassment...and the extra labor needed to get health care for him...BD

LANSING, Michigan (AP) -- Firefighters cut a hole in the side of a house and used a forklift to extricate a 900-pound man from his second-floor bedroom after a visiting nurse became worried about his health. art.big.jpg Firefighters and paramedicas take the man from the house he hasn't left since 2003. Rescue workers were called in Tuesday by the nurse, who determined the 33-year-old man needed medical help, Fire Chief Tom Cochran said.

They covered the man with a blue tarp to shield him from onlookers and slid the platform onto a flatbed truck for a trip to Sparrow Hospital.

Firefighters use forklift to move 900-lb. man - CNN.com


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