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NY man blows off arm with party fireworks

Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:05 pm
by Apoptosis
Be careful this weekend folks!
Police say a man lighting fireworks has blown off his arm at a party on New York's Long Island.

Suffolk County police say 36-year-old Eric Smith was using a 3-foot long metal tube to shoot mortars from the street near his Islip (EYE'-slip) Terrace home around 5:45 p.m. Saturday.

Police believe he leaned over the device to ignite it and didn't get out of the way before an explosive shot out of the launcher. His left arm was severed at the shoulder.
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Re: NY man blows off arm with party fireworks

Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:09 am
by TexasScott
Poor dude.... :shock:

Watch, he will end up sueing the fireworks company for lots of $$$$$.......


Scott

Re: NY man blows off arm with party fireworks

Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:53 am
by InspectahACE
Negligence not only possibly cost him his arm, but it will cost him the lawsuit too if he tries to sue. Sucks to be him.

Though he probably would try to sue to pay for the fines he may face for illegal activity...(assuming launching mortars is illegal there...it is here anyway)

Re: NY man blows off arm with party fireworks

Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:01 pm
by FZ1
Darwinism win!

Re: NY man blows off arm with party fireworks

Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:59 pm
by bubba
Who leans over the tube ](*,)

Here is to having all my appendages come tomorrow [-o<

144 shells
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My mortars
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and some 500gram cakes
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and some smaller cakes
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Had more but the kids talked me into letting some off last weekend :lol: