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Man killed by beer keg explosion
Canoe ^ | October 23, 2006

Posted on 10/23/2006 11:11:14 AM PDT by Squawk 8888

NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) - Investigators were trying to determine who tossed a beer keg into a burning barrel at a party, causing a deadly explosion that sent metal shards slicing through a crowd of people, police said.

The explosion early Sunday killed Sean Caselli, 22, of New Milford. Seven other people were taken to hospitals with burns and shrapnel wounds, police said. Caselli was struck in the neck by a piece of flying metal.

Police Sgt. Lee Grabner said investigators interviewed witnesses Sunday to try to identify the person who threw a quarter-keg of beer into the flames, and to determine whether criminal charges should be filed.

Fires had been set in several barrels to keep people warm at the outdoor party in western Connecticut, said Police Captain Michael Mrazik.

"This is a certain tragedy," said Police Chief Colin McCormack. "However, nothing I have been apprised of to this point in this investigation, which I caution is at the very early states, indicates a deliberate act on anyone's part."


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Hold muh... oh, never mind.
1 posted on 10/23/2006 11:11:14 AM PDT by Squawk 8888
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To: Squawk 8888

Loss of life AND loss of beer. Double tragedy.


2 posted on 10/23/2006 11:12:32 AM PDT by dirtboy (Good fences make good neighbors)
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To: Squawk 8888

Blue State Alert!


3 posted on 10/23/2006 11:12:45 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Squawk 8888

A.P.B. on the looter guy?


4 posted on 10/23/2006 11:13:13 AM PDT by YouPosting2Me
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To: Squawk 8888

Only by the grace of God did I survive such keg fueled nonsense back in the day.


5 posted on 10/23/2006 11:13:17 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: Squawk 8888
It could happen. Image and video hosting by TinyPic
6 posted on 10/23/2006 11:13:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: Squawk 8888

Sean Caselli, this Bud's for you!


7 posted on 10/23/2006 11:14:05 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Republican, atheist, pro-life)
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To: Squawk 8888
We used to do this with empty hairspray cans with a volume of 16 oz. I can only imagine what an 11 gallon container would do, but it would be nasty.
8 posted on 10/23/2006 11:14:14 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Squawk 8888
That blowed up real good!

Remind me never to do that.

9 posted on 10/23/2006 11:14:25 AM PDT by b4its2late (FOOTBALL REFEREES: It's tough playing with us, but you can't play the game without us.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Let me see:

One drunk, stupid, publik skool ejewcated moe-ron who had a brain storm in the middle of beer bash.

Ya think?


10 posted on 10/23/2006 11:14:49 AM PDT by Al Gator (Refusing to "stoop to your enemy's level", gets you cut off at the knees.)
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To: Squawk 8888

WHAT A TRAGIC WASTE!! Of beer.


11 posted on 10/23/2006 11:15:47 AM PDT by Hydroshock ( (Proverbs 22:7). The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Boyle's Law


12 posted on 10/23/2006 11:15:59 AM PDT by dc27
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To: dirtboy
Loss of life AND loss of beer. Double tragedy.

Hopefully it was Miller Beer...

13 posted on 10/23/2006 11:16:22 AM PDT by gridlock (The 'Pubbies will pick up at least TWO seats in the Senate and FOUR seats in the House in 2006)
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To: Squawk 8888

Paging Darwin!


14 posted on 10/23/2006 11:16:35 AM PDT by pissant
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To: Squawk 8888

I know we should not make light of this, but all I could think of when I read the headline was "Sophomore Dies in Kiln Explosion" (Fawn Liebowitz).


15 posted on 10/23/2006 11:17:08 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
Only by the grace of God did I survive such keg fueled nonsense back in the day.

"See this here shrapnel wound? Lemme tell ya a little story 'bout that. There ah wuz, a-belly crawlin' toward the keg, when alla sudden there wuz this big ol' splosion. My butt hurt like hell, lemme tell you. Well, I wuz eatin' the pickled eggs all day, so course the first thing I checked wuz muh pants, to see if somebody'd been followin' me around with a lighter...."

16 posted on 10/23/2006 11:17:26 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: Squawk 8888

bet they lost deposit too


17 posted on 10/23/2006 11:17:51 AM PDT by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
We used to do this with empty hairspray cans with a volume of 16 oz. I can only imagine what an 11 gallon container would do, but it would be nasty.

One of my wife's asthma inhalers once inadvertently wound up in the fireplace. It took off like a mortar. I thank God no one was in front of the fireplace when it punched a hole through the screen and smacked the opposite wall.

18 posted on 10/23/2006 11:18:21 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (The California Republican Party needs Arnold the way a drowning man needs an anvil.)
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To: dc27

That 1680 will get you, every time...


19 posted on 10/23/2006 11:18:27 AM PDT by gridlock (The 'Pubbies will pick up at least TWO seats in the Senate and FOUR seats in the House in 2006)
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To: Squawk 8888

Live by the keg, die by the keg...


20 posted on 10/23/2006 11:18:39 AM PDT by CroakerJoe
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To: avacado
Blue State Alert!

So this couldn't happen in a "red" state? That's not very good logic, son.

21 posted on 10/23/2006 11:19:36 AM PDT by Toby06 (Diesel smoke makes me horny.)
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To: pissant
Beer
22 posted on 10/23/2006 11:19:47 AM PDT by Perdogg (Democratic Party - The political wing of Al Qaida)
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To: r9etb

We used to toss cans of WD-40 into the campfire. They make a nice mushroom cloud fireball when they go off.


23 posted on 10/23/2006 11:19:49 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: Nightshift

ping....


24 posted on 10/23/2006 11:20:10 AM PDT by tutstar (Baptist ping list-freepmail to get on or off)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Fun with flames.....


25 posted on 10/23/2006 11:20:38 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

I wonder why the tap didn't blow first and release the pressure?

Myth Busters once tested some pressurized gas containers (they shot them with rifles). Turns out that they rarely explode - instead they become rockets and bounce all over the place as the gas jets out.

I guess heating them is rather different.


26 posted on 10/23/2006 11:21:00 AM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: Squawk 8888

This sounds like a job for the Mythbusters.;^)


27 posted on 10/23/2006 11:21:14 AM PDT by Balata
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To: Toby06

Its less likely to happen in a red state. They wouldn't waste the beer and they really want the deposit back.


28 posted on 10/23/2006 11:22:07 AM PDT by Al Gator (Refusing to "stoop to your enemy's level", gets you cut off at the knees.)
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To: pissant

29 posted on 10/23/2006 11:22:51 AM PDT by Stultis
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To: andy58-in-nh

30 posted on 10/23/2006 11:23:26 AM PDT by Toby06 (Diesel smoke makes me horny.)
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To: Squawk 8888
said Police Chief Colin McCormack. "However, nothing I have been apprised of to this point in this investigation, which I caution is at the very early states, indicates a deliberate act on anyone's part."

No one ever accused a bunch of people at a kegger of having good judgment. Case in point. Tragic.

31 posted on 10/23/2006 11:24:01 AM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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To: Toby06

She was going to make a pot for me.....


32 posted on 10/23/2006 11:24:35 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: Squawk 8888

BdoubleEdoubleRUN


33 posted on 10/23/2006 11:24:46 AM PDT by OkieDoke
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To: Junior

Just ping....


34 posted on 10/23/2006 11:24:54 AM PDT by cjshapi (Proudly posting without a tagline since 2001)
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To: Al Gator

wow, way to twist this as anti-publik schooling. nice assumptions...


35 posted on 10/23/2006 11:24:58 AM PDT by Zeppelin (You've been Zarqed !)
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To: Squawk 8888

Didn't these fools read Burt Reynold's latest "man-law" that one shall not waste beer in an effort at humor?


36 posted on 10/23/2006 11:25:00 AM PDT by joebuck
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To: SteveMcKing
Myth Busters once tested some pressurized gas containers (they shot them with rifles). Turns out that they rarely explode - instead they become rockets and bounce all over the place as the gas jets out.

Any Navy/Coastie guy knows that. it's one of the coolest videos in Basic, right up there with "Syntheltic Line Snapback"

37 posted on 10/23/2006 11:25:03 AM PDT by Toby06 (Diesel smoke makes me horny.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Thank you Flounder


38 posted on 10/23/2006 11:25:28 AM PDT by sticker
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To: Stultis

A true statistician ("LIAR") will count this as an alcohol-related death.


39 posted on 10/23/2006 11:25:31 AM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: Squawk 8888

What a HORRIBLE WASTE of Beer.

Sheesh.


40 posted on 10/23/2006 11:25:45 AM PDT by roaddog727 (BullS##t does not get bridges built)
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To: Squawk 8888

Ban Fires.


41 posted on 10/23/2006 11:26:20 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Face it, every empire comes to an end, and ours is on the down hill slope.)
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To: Perdogg
   Mmmmm, BEER!
42 posted on 10/23/2006 11:26:27 AM PDT by blues_guitarist (I noticed citgo is advertising on FNC now . ... . .BOYCOTT CITGO!!)
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To: Squawk 8888

Authorities are attempting to determine if consumption of alcohol contributed to this accident.


43 posted on 10/23/2006 11:26:43 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( I am sitting under my cone of silence, inside a copper wire cage wearing a tin foil hat...)
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To: sticker
It was Otter. And would you mind bringing five dates for my friends?
44 posted on 10/23/2006 11:27:03 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: Squawk 8888

This is nothing short of pure alcohol abuse !!!!


45 posted on 10/23/2006 11:27:44 AM PDT by Jeffrey_D.
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To: Squawk 8888

Ned lamont campaign rally?


46 posted on 10/23/2006 11:30:03 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
We used to toss cans of WD-40 into the campfire. They make a nice mushroom cloud fireball when they go off.

cans of OFF work better. nice little explosion AND it gets rid of nearby bugs.
47 posted on 10/23/2006 11:30:35 AM PDT by absolootezer0 ("My God, why have you forsaken us.. no wait, its the liberals that have forsaken you... my bad")
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To: andy58-in-nh

I don't think l should be alone tonight.


48 posted on 10/23/2006 11:31:16 AM PDT by Toby06 (Diesel smoke makes me horny.)
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To: r9etb
See this here shrapnel wound? Lemme tell ya a little story 'bout that.

Are you channeling John Kerry? ;-)

49 posted on 10/23/2006 11:31:18 AM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: Squawk 8888

Damned Prohibitionists!!


50 posted on 10/23/2006 11:32:00 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (MAY I DIE ON MY FEET IN MY SWAMP, BUAIDH NO BAS)
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