Monday, November 28, 2016
Injured 'Punkin Chunkin' producer disappointed show is off, faces long recovery
(CNN)Suzanne Dakessian's memory of the explosion is hazy. She ran as a large metal plate flew toward where she and other TV crew members were standing.
For a split second, she turned to see where the debris might land. That's when the plate struck her head.
"I tried to run and I didn't make it," Dakessian said.
The 39-year-old New York television producer nearly died this month on a clear blue Sunday in a Delaware soybean field, where she was chronicling the 2016 World Championship Punkin Chunkin for the Science Channel. The event featured giant air cannons, catapults, trebuchets, slingshots and other devices launching gourds long distances.
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