NY Man Blows Off Arm with Party Fireworks

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  1. cluciano63

    cluciano63 Well-Known Member

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  3. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ Active Member

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    Geeeesh!
     
  4. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    When I worked at the hospital the week before and after the fourth of July saw A LOT of stupid injuries.
     
  5. Beyond Belief

    Beyond Belief New Member

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    Can they really re attach his arm? That would be awesome.

    Its ashame to hear about these accidents every year.
     
  6. PorcineGranny

    PorcineGranny crabby old lady!

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    Yeah, you would think these guys would stop and think.....
    When I saw the fireworks going off tonight, I told my daughter, "just think, the man igniting those rockets is the happiest man in the world, that is better than sex to him"

    I hope they can re attach that arm, and God Bless him.
     
  7. cluciano63

    cluciano63 Well-Known Member

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    I just wish people would go to the local fireworks shows in every city and town and let the professionals handle this...happens every year. At first I was annoyed to hear that the city I live was spending $50K on a show tonight, but maybe the cost of dealing with the kooks who insist on doing it themselves is even higher...
     
  8. Beyond Belief

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    Once upon a time I was behind the scenes where they were shooting off the county fireworks, those guys were so drunk I am surprised someone didn't get hurt. It was very scary.
     
  9. RLynne

    RLynne Verified Expert

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    My friends and I are among the stupid people when it comes to fireworks. I learned my lesson on Saturday...I'll never shoot off a bottle rocket while holding it in my hand again. I only got a little singed, but even before reading about this incident, I decided that I'll respect explosives a lot more. Actually, I think I'll avoid bottle rockets all together. Now I just need to send this to my boyfriend, and see if I can talk him out of buying mortars next year.
     
  10. Hopeful One

    Hopeful One Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones who

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    This happens every year and it doesn't surprise me. People are stupid when it comes to fireworks.

    On Friday I walked in on a school teacher telling her students, "Be careful. Fireworks will blow off your arms, your legs, your hands and your EYES!!!" Wow. I thought that was some overkill. No pun intended.

    Hi, they're explosives. Don't treat them like they're harmless.
     
  11. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    a 3-foot long metal tube to shoot mortars - from the link. IF that don't spell trouble, I don't know what will.

    I was 9 or 10 yrs old when I held one of those tiny pencil thin 2" fire works to a gas stove when the fuse didn't set it off.

    Well, it blew up in my hand... and I was lucky. My thumb and pointer finger hurt like hell for a bit, but that was all.... other than popping so loud I jumped back.

    It could have been much worse....


    I was a kid, and I knew that little tiny fire work was small.
    What kind of adult would attempt this with a 3 foot long tube!
     
  12. Opie

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    Candidate for the Darwin Award Honorable Mention?

    Seriously, I do hope his arm can be reattached and I hope he has very good insurance to cover the expense.
     
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    Steely Dan Former Member

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    I do too, but it wouldn't have been a bad thing for hm to chlorinate the gene pool.
     
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    This article suggests that his arm is not going to be reattached.

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/07/04/new.york.fireworks.arm.loss/index.html
     
  15. Steely Dan

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    Well I don't want to go out on a limb here but I'd think it's pretty obvious that if it hasn't been done yet it will never be done. JMO
     

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