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Spectators hurt when power plant demolition goes wrong in California
08-04-2013, 06:58 AM #1
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Flying shrapnel from a power plant demolition injured spectators who were gathered to watch the buildings go down on Saturday in Bakersfield, California. According to the Bakersfield Californian, several bystanders were hurt, including a 43-year-old man who could lose both his legs.
August 3, 2013

Police described the man’s injuries as “one obvious amputation, possibly two.”

Spectators were gathered in a Lowe’s store parking lot across the street from the demolition site to watch the old steam plant get knocked down. What began with a festive, party-like atmosphere quickly turned grim as metal from the demolition flew into the crowd.

The Californian said that one man who declined to give his name described the sound of the crowd as going to from cheers to screams for help in seconds.

The plant operated from 1948 to 1985. The demolition at the site has been an ongoing process. In 2012, a worker was killed during an attempt to destroy a large storage tank.

Watch video about this story, embedded below via the Bakersfield Californian:

yt video at link
08-04-2013, 09:41 AM #2
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Posts:10,213 Threads:232 Joined:Feb 2011
" Hey Zeke,,, Hey Zelda ,,, what say we'un's go on down
and watch 'em wreck that old plant ? "

Hey Clem, that thar's a purdy good ideer,,, we can take a pikinit basket
and some home squeezin's and make a party out of it "

Zelda runs to get her nylons with the least holes in 'em

( gotta dress for the Festivities )

Thinkin' they're purdy smart

they park the pick-em-up truck front row center for a Tailgator ,,,

Two days later

Hey Clem ,,, how's your stumps ,,, do they itch as bad as mine ? "

Clem : " Boy howdy did they ,,, til Billy Jo smuggled me in
some squeezin's ,,, heck ,,, I can't even feel my feet now "

08-04-2013, 11:03 AM #3
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:40,961 Threads:1,544 Joined:Feb 2011
Those things are unpredictable. I wouldn't want to be too close to such doings.



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