Act goes awry, human cannonball dies

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  1. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/04/25/england.human.cannonball/index.html?hpt=P1&iref=NS1

    Act goes awry, human cannonball dies
    By Tom Watkins, CNN
    April 25, 2011 5:24 p.m. EDT

    (CNN) -- A man who was taking part in a human cannonball show in Detling, England, was fatally injured Monday when the event failed to go off as planned, Kent police said.

    The incident occurred in the afternoon during Scott May's Daredevil Stunt Show at the Kent County Showground, southeast of London, police said.

    The British Press Association, citing police, said a safety net failed to engage....


    What doe it mean when it says it failed to engage? :waitasec: Why wasn't it just put in place at the beginning? :waitasec:
     
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  3. Tuffy

    Tuffy Not really that tough...

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    Does the net work like a seatbelt maybe? Maybe there is more tension when he lands on it, and that is what didn't engage?

    Otherwise, I don't know.
     

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