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Woman plunges through UES sidewalk (New York City
NY Post ^ | 1/12/13 | RANK ROSARIO and DANIEL PRENDERGAST

Posted on 01/12/2013 7:58:59 AM PST by jimbo123

A heavyset woman caved through an Upper East Side sidewalk last night — dropping six feet into a huge hole where she was eventually pulled out by emergency crews using a crane-like rescue unit, authorities said.

The 31-year-old Queens woman was huddled up against the wall of Atomic Wings at the Blue Room Grill on the corner of East 60th Street and Second Avenue, seeking shelter from the rain while waiting for a bus, when the sidewalk below her gave way around 9:15 p.m., witnesses said.

“The woman was enormous. She had to be more than 300 pounds,” said Daniel Crumity, 44, of Queens, who watched in disbelief from a window inside the Blue Room. “The ground literally fell out from underneath her.

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1 posted on 01/12/2013 7:59:06 AM PST by jimbo123
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A tough way to learn it’s time to go on a diet.


2 posted on 01/12/2013 8:00:32 AM PST by circlecity
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To: jimbo123
Eventually the sidewalks will have to be replaced with water canals so people can get around like hippos.
3 posted on 01/12/2013 8:02:00 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: jimbo123

I was always leery of those store sidewalk elevator panels - I’m not fat, but some of them look pretty rickety.


4 posted on 01/12/2013 8:02:54 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Geez that was cruel.

But funny!


5 posted on 01/12/2013 8:03:30 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: jimbo123
UES? Female sheep?

Oh, Upper East Side....

Yooze, deeze, does..

6 posted on 01/12/2013 8:08:39 AM PST by csvset
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To: jimbo123

The need to outlaw fat people has never been greater !


7 posted on 01/12/2013 8:10:00 AM PST by midway1 (Inside every liberal is an American trying to get out)
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To: csvset

She turned the Upper into Lower.


8 posted on 01/12/2013 8:11:25 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: jimbo123

The recent crane collapes, was that being used to extract her ?..Kind of all making alittle more sense now.


9 posted on 01/12/2013 8:14:49 AM PST by midway1 (Inside every liberal is an American trying to get out)
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To: jimbo123

Bloomberg will deny her pain meds.


10 posted on 01/12/2013 8:15:22 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: jimbo123

Now Bloomberg can claim his ban on fats and sodas is to save the infrastructure.


11 posted on 01/12/2013 8:15:51 AM PST by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: jimbo123

Be great if the same thing happened to Washington DC and every politician in it.


12 posted on 01/12/2013 8:16:32 AM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: BerryDingle

He should deny her EBT card !


13 posted on 01/12/2013 8:16:47 AM PST by midway1 (Inside every liberal is an American trying to get out)
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To: jimbo123

I always used to walk around those sidewalk grills and elevator lids when I was in NYC. If one of them gave way, your family could sue the owners—like you read about all the time in the papers—but that would be small comfort if you were dead.


14 posted on 01/12/2013 8:19:51 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: midway1

I believe that she is facing 5 - 10 years in prison for the 32oz soda she was carrying at the time.


15 posted on 01/12/2013 8:25:28 AM PST by Delta Dawn
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To: jimbo123
“The woman was enormous. She had to be more than 300 pounds,” said Daniel Crumity, 44, of Queens,

It doesn't matter how heavy she is. People should be able to count on the ground in a public area if there is no posted warning or obvious hazard. She will have an excellent legal case.

16 posted on 01/12/2013 8:33:02 AM PST by wideminded
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To: jimbo123

Reminds me of the “yo mamas so fat” jokes


17 posted on 01/12/2013 8:33:53 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: jimbo123

Talk about yer shovel-ready jobs !


18 posted on 01/12/2013 8:34:05 AM PST by tomkat (HELL NO)
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To: midway1

Something needs to be done to stop sidewalk violence!


19 posted on 01/12/2013 8:43:08 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

At what point does “heavyset” become “obese?”


20 posted on 01/12/2013 8:43:36 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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When the ground gives way beneath ones feet :-)


21 posted on 01/12/2013 8:44:34 AM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: jimbo123

“The woman was enormous. She had to be more than 300 pounds,” said Daniel Crumity


Ok, I can see how this make for an interesting news story, but I doubt a weight of 300 or even 400 pounds had much to do with the sidewalk collapsing. Otherwise, it would have collapsed when any 2 or 3 full grown adults had walked on it at the same time.

She was probably just the straw that broke the camel’s back here.


22 posted on 01/12/2013 8:46:03 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: wideminded

Yup, that’s right. If it collapsed under her weight, it could have collapsed when 2 people walked on it, or 1 person with a loaded shopping cart, or 4 kids, take your pick. A person large enough to make in an unreasonable load would not be able to walk under their own power in the first place.


23 posted on 01/12/2013 8:49:42 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Cowboy Bob

“At what point does “heavyset” become “obese?”

I am thinking when the ground crumbles beneath you.. you are obese. If the ground just groans... you are heavyset and inching towards obese. Hope that clears that up. (LOL!)


24 posted on 01/12/2013 8:54:38 AM PST by momtothree
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To: jimbo123

Might it have anything to do with all that construction going on under 2nd Ave for the new subway line?


25 posted on 01/12/2013 9:06:59 AM PST by Dilbert56
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To: Boogieman

Perhaps, but a shopping cart or multiple people on that piece of concrete would distribute the weight (load) far more than a single fatty stepping on it. The PSI from the ball of her foot (a single footstep) would be huge.


26 posted on 01/12/2013 9:17:37 AM PST by rashley (Rashley)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Or at least to break their falls.


27 posted on 01/12/2013 9:20:09 AM PST by monocle
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To: monocle

The muumuu is the most appropriately name piece of clothing ever invented.


28 posted on 01/12/2013 9:26:05 AM PST by Signalman
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To: P.O.E.
I was always leery of those store sidewalk elevator panels - I’m not fat, but some of them look pretty rickety

It looks like this one was covered over with slate. Slate is awful brittle, and doesn't have a lot of tensile strength. New York City has incredibly tough building codes and incredibly corrupt inspectors.

29 posted on 01/12/2013 9:26:38 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Obama: Brought to you by the letter "O" and the number 16 trillion.)
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To: P.O.E.
I was always leery of those store sidewalk elevator panels - I’m not fat, but some of them look pretty rickety

It looks like this one was covered over with slate. Slate is awful brittle, and doesn't have a lot of tensile strength. New York City has incredibly tough building codes and incredibly corrupt inspectors.

30 posted on 01/12/2013 9:26:38 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Obama: Brought to you by the letter "O" and the number 16 trillion.)
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300 lbs caused it? What happens when a couple is walking together, or a 240 lb man is carrying his 60 lb child?

300 may be big for a woman, but the fat comments here are stupid and misplaced. If a sidewalk can't hold 300 lbs, what happens to hot dog carts, people in electric wheelchairs, Segways, etc?

31 posted on 01/12/2013 9:31:40 AM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: rashley

Yes, good point, the pressure would be greater. Still, I think that should fall within the acceptable safety tolerances of public sidewalks, unless she was really far over 300 lbs.


32 posted on 01/12/2013 9:41:36 AM PST by Boogieman
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It was mean to make the woman’s weight a part of the story. It would have collapsed sooner or later because it was poor construction.

This is more herd group-think bully activism. Moochelle pinned the tail on the fat donkey and now all the amoral and stupid goats must bite it.


33 posted on 01/12/2013 9:48:41 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Teacher317

300lbs plus supported by 2,lets say spiked heels displaces much more pressure then say a 240lb adult and a 40lb child hand in hand or even a hot dog cart that may have a “foot” print of 4 feet by 8 feet. Granted there are some structual faults at work here, but come on...this is a funny story.I use to be “fat”.I took the time to watch what I ate and worked out alittle. I’m sure the next step will be to classify being overweight as a disease, Teacher?


34 posted on 01/12/2013 9:50:07 AM PST by midway1 (Inside every liberal is an American trying to get out)
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To: jimbo123

We have to ban sidewalks.


35 posted on 01/12/2013 9:59:02 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Cowboy Bob
At what point does “heavyset” become “obese?”

And at what point does "obese" become "enormous"?

36 posted on 01/12/2013 10:01:53 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Teacher317

The load on a beam (this piece of material was acting like a beam) has a lot to do with how far the load is from the support. Two people will spread the load over a longer extent, meaning the “bending moment” will be smaller. When a bridge fails, it does so when a 40 ton semi rolls over it, not when a Prius does. Heavy loads uncover weak points.


37 posted on 01/12/2013 10:02:27 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Obama: Brought to you by the letter "O" and the number 16 trillion.)
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To: Fresh Wind

I saw that, too. “Heayset”?? Over 300 lb? That is pure LOL. Is NY Post avoiding lawsuits by instructing reporters to not use plain old “FAT”?


38 posted on 01/12/2013 10:08:07 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Dilbert56

Nope..she was “sexting” while waiting there, and well, “the earth moved..”


39 posted on 01/12/2013 10:14:45 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Dilbert56

Bingo. Every time I go to that part of the East Side I am amazed that the subway is still under construction. I think it’s been going on for forty years—the greatest boondoggle of all time.

Of course, there was a big time gap between that last subway before this one and this one. I guess all the tribal memory of how to do a subway tunnel has been lost.

She is lucky she did not end up paralyzed in some way. That is what can happen when you fall through what you’re standing on into a hole. Why I never walk on grates or cellar doors. People wonder why I am not moving over and then they realize.

That sidewalk looked funny to me. A big piece of slate or something rather than concrete? I probably wouldn’t have realized it was hollow underneath either.


40 posted on 01/12/2013 10:16:54 AM PST by firebrand
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To: jimbo123

Walking past Grand Central in the dark can be scary — I walked across one of the ventilation grates and my focus was drawn to the lighted railroad tracks that must have been a hundred feet down. Almost needed a change. I religiously avoid grates now.


41 posted on 01/12/2013 10:39:59 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: exit82

And forks. For the children.


42 posted on 01/12/2013 10:57:22 AM PST by Trod Upon (Civilian disarmament is the precursor to democide.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
"At what point does “heavyset” become “obese?”

I once a few years ago had a book that had all the physical stats for NFL football teams.

Going by the Government Charts every linebacker in the NFL at the time was considered Overweight or Obese.

By Government standards the man pictured below would be considered overweight and bordering on obese.


43 posted on 01/12/2013 11:06:06 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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I can't believe that no-one has posted this video yet.
44 posted on 01/12/2013 11:34:21 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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She didn’t use Jenny Creg she caused it.


45 posted on 01/12/2013 12:56:17 PM PST by Vaduz
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To: jimbo123; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...

[Thanks to Gefn for the ping!]



46 posted on 01/12/2013 1:11:09 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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47 posted on 01/12/2013 1:12:10 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
UR doin' it wrong.


48 posted on 01/12/2013 1:53:01 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Probably one of those socialists.




49 posted on 01/12/2013 1:53:30 PM PST by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Cowboy Bob

At what point does “heavyset” become “obese?”

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When it causes seismic shifts?


50 posted on 01/12/2013 2:08:16 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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