Breaking: Power Plant Implosion in CA....Schrapnel Flys and Man Has Leg(s) Amputated

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  1. Rupert Pupkin

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    Breaking: Power Plant Implosion in CA....Schrapnel Flies and Man Has Leg(s) Amputated

    Major Fuck up---The Boston Marathon Bombers were right on top of the victims. The guy who lost one and maybe both legs was 1,000 feet away.

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/...to-crowd-man-loses-leg-20130803,0,28542.story

    http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-...ed-implosion-results-in-three-injuries-080313

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Five spectators were injured Saturday after shrapnel was sent flying at the demolition of a decommissioned steam power plant in Bakersfield, Calif., authorities said.

    More than 1,000 people had gathered at 6 a.m. in a nearby parking lot to watch the planned implosion at the plant owned by Pacific Gas and Electric in Bakersfield. After structures on the property came crashing down, a police officer at the scene heard a man screaming for help and saw his leg had been severed, police said.

    "It was a piece of shrapnel that came flying out of the explosion and came across and went through a couple of chain link fences, struck him and impacted into a vehicle," said Lt. Scott Tunnicliffe.

    The 44-year-old victim may lose his other leg as well due to his injuries, Tunnicliffe said.

    Four other spectators were treated for minor injuries, said Kern County Fire engineer Leland Davis. All of the injured spectators were standing beyond a perimeter set up to ensure public safety, Davis said.

    Residents were eager to see the old plant torn down to make way for new development. The plant was decommissioned in 1986 and has been idle ever since.

    Denny Boyles with PG&E said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were injured during the demolition. Safety of the public and employees is our first priority at all times and we are deeply saddened that at least one individual suffered serious injuries. We will work closely with all investigating agencies and the third-party contractors who managed and carried out the demolition as they work to identify the cause of this accident.”

    Pacific Gas and Electric reached an agreement with the city to clean up the property and prepare it for sale. The company hired subcontractors to handle the demolition of the plant's boiler structures and worked with local authorities to set up a safe perimeter 1,000 feet from the site, said Boyles.

    "We are deeply saddened that this happened," Boyles said. "We're looking for answers like everyone else."

    Boyles said the boiler structure consisted of two towers measuring 140 feet high that supported four 200,000 gallon tanks.

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  2. Lemmy

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    The lawyers are already lining up.
     
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    this is why we don't allow implosion demolitions.
     
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    whats this have to do with boston bombings?

    not clicking because you need to copy and paste
     
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    Same guys that rigged WTC......
     
  8. Rupert Pupkin

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    The effect of flying shrapnel from 1,000 feet away v. bombs 10-25 feet away.....seems hard to believe....that's why.


    I did copy and paste the article. I could not embed the video.
     
  9. Rufus

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    Served them right.

    Watching implosions is for degenerates.
     
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    Man, when those environmentalists nuke a power plant, look out!
     
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    [video=youtube_share;QmC_q5cdCAE]http://youtu.be/QmC_q5cdCAE[/video]
     
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    Why were power company crews performing demo work? I would assume that's a typo.

    Demo work should be performed by companies who know how to do it, not TNT jockeys.
     
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    The use of the word "unbelievable" and "amazing" has tainted the language.

    Was it really "unbelievable" that the boilers fell towards the ground after the support legs were blown away?
     
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    The should have only used a portion of explosives.
     
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    [video=youtube;hZguHLo-Yq0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZguHLo-Yq0[/video]
     
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    I don't know anybody with anything going on that watches implosions Robin.
     
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    People who watch implosions are unevolved.
     
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    Nah. The plaintiff doesn't have a leg to stand on...
    :rs:
     
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    :facepalm:
     
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    Though an act that implodes boilers onstage, shooting shrapnel toward the judges, might get me to watch "America's Got Talent".