Kentucky firefighter dies after ice bucket challenge accident

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  1. MutteringJohn

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    LOUISVILLE KY. (Reuters) - A Kentucky firefighter who was severely injured a month ago while helping college students take part in an "ice-bucket" fundraiser died on Saturday from his injuries, authorities said.

    Captain Tony Grider, 41, of Campbellsville was hurt along with three other firefighters when an aerial ladder got too close to a power line as their department doused a university band with water.

    Kyle Smith, the chief of Campbellsville Fire and Rescue, said Grider died at noon at University of Louisville hospital.

    "His family would like to sincerely thank all of those who have been there for them following this tragic accident," Smith said in a statement.

    Grider and his three colleagues were injured on Aug. 21 when they were attempting to help students at Campbellsville University participate in the ice bucket challenge to raise funds to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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    Grider and another firefighter, 22-year-old Simon Quinn, sustained electrocution injuries in the initial incident. Two other firefighters suffered lesser injuries coming to their aid, officials said.

    Quinn was released from hospital earlier this week.

    "These injuries were very severe and both firefighters have fought extremely hard to overcome them," Smith said.

    Arrangements for Grider's funeral service were still pending.
     
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    So what do we have to dump on our heads for electrocution awareness?
     
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    the stupid things we do..
     
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    Fckn assholes
     
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    Jesus fucking Christ.

    Maybe I'm sounding like an old fart, but do we really need this kind of nonsense? I know it's for a good cause and everything, but just donate your money if you care, and shut the fuck up about it. This ice bucket shit is nothing but stupid attention whoring. I really think the world was a better place when not everyone had a camera and a forum to share their retarded bullshit. It's enough already.
     
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    water + electricity = bad things
     
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    OSHA says you need to be 15 feet from primaries and 10 feet from secondary overhead power lines.

    The voltage is so high it actually can jump...I.e. travel through the air

    THEN add water and Jesus freaking christ! These firefighters should have known this.
     
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    :dontknow: Didn't Howard say someone was going to die from the ice bucket challenge? Go figure.
     
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    Stupid way to die.
     
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    Stupid is as stupid does
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    They covered this in some old book from a couple thousand years ago.

    "Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly."
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    I used to spend a lot of time partying with fire fighters. Many of them are not very bright. This includes Captains and Lieutenants.
     
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    Back in my day, that icebucket challenge would have really hurt with those 10 pound blocks
     
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    The first fucking thing they are taught to do is look for power lines before erecting the ladder :facepalm:
     
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    This is Kentucky. The first thing they're taught is the difference between first and second cousins.
     
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    Somebody had to post it.

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    Sounds like it didn't take.
     
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    Ya sure it isn't to run faster than daddy?
     
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    The agency that came up with the challange deserves a medal. There are very few manufactured crazes that go this long and strong.
     
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    Consuela will dump kitty litter from chimney manor on your head while Beff giggles and gesticulates at you like a retard.