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Drinking And Dynamite Don't Mix
KOMO, Channel 4 ^ | May 26, 2006 | Staff

Posted on 05/27/2006 6:56:13 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity

SEATTLE - Three men are in the hospital with serious injuries after a fireworks accident Thursday.

Investigators say the victims were part of a group of 10 or 12 construction workers having a barbeque at the KOA campground off Highway 12 in Lewis County.

One of the men came over to the campfire and showed off a powerful firework that was about 5 inches long and an inch thick. Another man tossed it into the fire, but it failed to light, so he reached in to the fire to retrieve it, police say.

A family member told KOMO 4 News another man tried to stop him from grabbing in, and in the process, the device went off.

Police say those two men lost their hand in the explosion, and suffered other head and facial injuries. They were both airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Both men were said to be in their early 40s.

A third man who was walking nearby was also suffered head injuries and possibly an eye fracture. He was taken to Centralia Providence Hospital.

Investigators believe the two men had been drinking.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Washington
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These guys know how to party.
1 posted on 05/27/2006 6:56:14 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

.."Investigators believe the two men had been drinking...."

Ya think???


2 posted on 05/27/2006 6:58:07 AM PDT by conservativehusker (GO BIG RED!!!!)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Hold mah beer bump.


3 posted on 05/27/2006 6:58:32 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Sounds like they had a blast.


4 posted on 05/27/2006 6:59:08 AM PDT by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

That's nothing. I know a couple of guys who were out drinking. The owner of the van had dynomite (early 80s). He stopped on a dirt road to take a leak and the drunk that was with him bit into one of the soft dynomite sticks thinking it was a burrito or something. It didn't blow up but it nearly killed him.


5 posted on 05/27/2006 7:00:24 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: atomicpossum

Let's give these partyboys a hand!!


6 posted on 05/27/2006 7:01:08 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: cripplecreek
... and the drunk that was with him bit into one of the soft dynomite sticks...

"Mamma mia, thatsa some spicy pepperoni!"

7 posted on 05/27/2006 7:03:22 AM PDT by Max in Utah (First step: Build The Wall.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
...those two men lost their hand...

Drinking and writing don't mix well either.

8 posted on 05/27/2006 7:03:35 AM PDT by FreePaul
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To: atomicpossum

"...those two men lost their hand in the explosion..."

I guess they won't be lighting off fireworks anymore!


9 posted on 05/27/2006 7:03:39 AM PDT by Quark606
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

He blowed up real good

10 posted on 05/27/2006 7:05:21 AM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: cripplecreek

11 posted on 05/27/2006 7:05:29 AM PDT by steveo (Fathers Against Rude Television: You may already be a member)
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To: americanstrategist

It's kinda of a partial Darwin effect.


12 posted on 05/27/2006 7:05:46 AM PDT by Paladin2 (If the political indictment's from Fitz, the jury always acquits.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Darwin Award runner ups possible here...
It blew up real good, huh?


13 posted on 05/27/2006 7:06:14 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

"C'mon, give these men a hand!"

14 posted on 05/27/2006 7:06:29 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

I always wondered if M-500s were still being made somewhere.


15 posted on 05/27/2006 7:09:42 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

One time at a park, I told M. Jr. to watch and learn from some guys at a nearby camp. They had the grill going, but apparently it just wasn't blazing enough for them. Then came the Hold Mu Beer moment when they poured more lighter fluid on the flames. Idiots.


16 posted on 05/27/2006 7:10:08 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

How can you not read an article with that headline?


17 posted on 05/27/2006 7:11:27 AM PDT by gogeo (The /sarc tag is a form of training wheels for those unable to discern intellectual subtlety.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
suffered head injuries and possibly an eye fracture.

What's an eye fracture? Is his eye in a sling now?

18 posted on 05/27/2006 7:11:51 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

"another man tried to stop him from grabbing in"

Was this written by a high school kid?

Anyway, I feel sorry for the guy who tried to stop his friend from reaching his hand into the barbeque.


19 posted on 05/27/2006 7:11:58 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: cripplecreek

Dynamite cannot blow up by hitting it, biting into it etc. It takes a powerful blow, such as a blasting cap explosion to set it off. Swallowing it however won't do you much good because it is mainly nitro and sawdust.


20 posted on 05/27/2006 7:12:58 AM PDT by calex59 (No country can survive multiculturalism. Dual cultures don't mix, history has taught us that!)
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To: mtbopfuyn

Every year some moron tries that with gasoline and winds up in the burn unit of university hospital.


21 posted on 05/27/2006 7:13:38 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Yes, M-500 are still being made and sold south of the border.


22 posted on 05/27/2006 7:14:06 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (My Pug is On Her War Footing)
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To: calex59
Swallowing it however won't do you much good because it is mainly nitro and sawdust.

And nitro's effect on the heart is.......
23 posted on 05/27/2006 7:15:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: gogeo
10 or 12 construction workers having a barbeque at the KOA campground off Highway 12 in Lewis County.

With this sentence, you know something's gonna happen.

24 posted on 05/27/2006 7:16:00 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: Graybeard58

"What's an eye fracture?"

See my question in #19 regarding the age of the reporter.

He/she means an eye socket or orbital fracture.


25 posted on 05/27/2006 7:16:08 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

"When redneck barbecues go bad"


26 posted on 05/27/2006 7:16:33 AM PDT by JRios1968 (In memoriam...)
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To: mtbopfuyn
We were fishing over 100 miles off the coast in the Gulf of Mex. We saw flames coming from a nearby boat, a 45 ft fishing yacht. Naturally we hurried over there to help in any way we could, we found a guy on the deck firing up the charcoal grill. Flames about 3ft up and he was pouring on the charcoal lighter. We had cold cuts for dinner.
27 posted on 05/27/2006 7:21:22 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
....another man tried to stop him from grabbing in, and in the process, the device went off.

When a drunken friend is making a butt out of himself, sometimes you gotta let him be.

28 posted on 05/27/2006 7:22:13 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
Police say those two men lost their hand in the explosion

Conjoined twins?

29 posted on 05/27/2006 7:24:16 AM PDT by rattrap
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
My Bonnie looked into the gas tank
The height of its contents to see
She lit up a match to assist her

Oh bring back my Bonnie to me!

Bring back, bring back. Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me.

30 posted on 05/27/2006 7:25:04 AM PDT by Bear_Slayer (When liberty is outlawed only outlaws will have liberty)
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To: FreePaul
...third man who was walking nearby was also suffered head injuries...

Amazing how we accept news composed by the illiterate.

31 posted on 05/27/2006 7:25:35 AM PDT by GregoryFul
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To: cripplecreek

Back when I was a kid, there was a firework similar to crackerballs. I think we called them torpedos. They were tin foil colored and about the size of a cherry bomb. They were set off by throwing them against something.

This was in the forties, when fireworks could be bought anywhere, even toy stores, especially toy stores.

A mildly retarded neighbor thought they were candy kisses and bit into one. Blew his whole lower jaw off. We had a reminder to be careful with fireworks everytime we saw him.


32 posted on 05/27/2006 7:26:31 AM PDT by rock58seg (Primary or Caucus coming up, vote or attend, if it's past, and you didn't! <B> STFU!</b>)
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To: Graybeard58

No! just a splint.


33 posted on 05/27/2006 7:28:47 AM PDT by rock58seg (Primary or Caucus coming up, vote or attend, if it's past, and you didn't! <B> STFU!</b>)
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To: cripplecreek

Nitro, given in the proper dosage, does open up blood vessels and helps people with angina(rarely given these days of open heart surgery and stints)an overdose isn't going to do you any good.


34 posted on 05/27/2006 7:30:27 AM PDT by calex59 (No country can survive multiculturalism. Dual cultures don't mix, history has taught us that!)
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To: cripplecreek
I saw the THC thing on Mt. Rushmore.

The dynamite guys would get sick (headaches, etc.) from absorbing the nitroglycerin while cutting the charges to the needed sizes.

35 posted on 05/27/2006 7:32:45 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

36 posted on 05/27/2006 7:32:57 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: BulletBobCo
Where is Red Foreman when you need him?
37 posted on 05/27/2006 7:34:19 AM PDT by Ukiapah Heep (Shoes for Industry!)
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To: calex59
It certainly doesn't do any good in massive doses.

The ill effects of nitroglycerin overdose are generally the result of nitroglycerin s capacity to induce vasodilatation, venous pooling, reduced cardiac output, and hypotension. These hemodynamic changes may have protean manifestations, including increased intracranial pressure, with any or all of persistent throbbing headache, confusion, and moderate fever; vertigo; palpitations; visual disturbances; nausea and vomiting (possibly with colic and even bloody diarrhea); syncope (especially in the upright posture); air hunger and dyspnea, later followed by reduced ventilatory effort; diaphoresis, with the skin either flushed or cold and clammy; heart block and bradycardia; paralysis; coma; seizures; and death.
38 posted on 05/27/2006 7:42:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: mtbopfuyn
wait. you're not supposed to pour the fluid on to get the 5ft flames?

That was the funnest part of grilling.
39 posted on 05/27/2006 7:51:34 AM PDT by varyouga (I no longer fear death. I only fear the day when the DUmmies take over.)
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To: K4Harty
1/4 stick of dynamite...
40 posted on 05/27/2006 8:03:07 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: gogeo

Read the article.


41 posted on 05/27/2006 8:04:18 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
1/4 stick of dynamite...

Alarm Clock! :o)

42 posted on 05/27/2006 8:06:01 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (My Pug is On Her War Footing)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
Last words of a good 'ol boy.

Hey y'all. Watch dis!

43 posted on 05/27/2006 8:06:54 AM PDT by don-o
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Hey watch this!


44 posted on 05/27/2006 8:07:44 AM PDT by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: Boazo

Beat you by 50 seconds. GMTA


45 posted on 05/27/2006 8:09:14 AM PDT by don-o
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46 posted on 05/27/2006 8:09:37 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
That story reminds me of a similar incident which I witnessed many years ago. I was working as a field consultant for a civil engineering firm that was supervising a bay dredging operation in FL. The licensed explosive technician who was using dynamite to break up underwater rock formations had driven up from Miami with his car's trunk containing cases of dynamite and several bottles of Kentucky's best distilled spirits. At the end of his day he was very well oiled, and according to him he did his best work in that condition.

After using many small bundles of dynamite throughout the day, at the end of his work day he decided to use up what he he had left in one big explosion that he claimed would break up rock for many yards around and then he could head back home without worrying about the leftover dynamite in his trunk. He tied by my rough count over 160 sticks together in one huge bundle, wired it up to his battery pack rig, then threw it into the water and touched the wires together.

The resulting explosion rocked the area for more than a 1/4 mile around. Windows were broken in a nearby subdivision and elderly retirees were frightened out of their wits.

Within a few minutes we could hear sirens coming on the highway and soon firetrucks and cop cars were on the scene. I was almost completely deafened and soaked with salt water from the huge geyser that lifted up a tower of water to what I estimated as 150 feet above our heads. The last I saw of the inebriated demolition man he was being loaded into a deputy sheriff's cruiser and headed for the local courthouse.

The thread title is correct, dynamite and alcoholic refreshments do not play well together.

47 posted on 05/27/2006 8:21:25 AM PDT by epow (Jesus is Lord)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

You can throw a stick of dynamite into a fire and all that it will do is burn...not explode.

All types of dynamite require a tremendous mechanical shock (such as another blast or blasting cap) to set them off.

When I was younger I used to throw dynamite into the campfire to watch the panic that ensued when everyone ran over themselves to get out of there. They simply didn't know that it would not explode.

No shock, no explosion.


48 posted on 05/27/2006 8:41:53 AM PDT by DH (The government writes no bill that does not line the pockets of special interests.)
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To: calex59

Nitroglycerine is a powerful vasodilator. Anyone who has been treated for a heart attack will tell you that the nitroglycerine administered to increase cardiac vessel blood flow will give you a whopping, fierce headache. Some cardiologists even administer morphine to ease the headache pain.


49 posted on 05/27/2006 8:53:19 AM PDT by TXnMA (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Repeat San Jacinto!!! AND START IN AUSTIN!!!)
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To: epow
That story reminds me of a similar incident...

Me, too:

When I was working in New Mexico, some Indians on one of the reservations were celebrating New Years by drinking and throwing lighted sticks of dynamite out through the hogan door - like firecrackers.

One of the drunks missed the doorway, hit the doorframe, and the dynamite bounced back inside the hogan -- where it exploded...

50 posted on 05/27/2006 9:02:18 AM PDT by TXnMA (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Repeat San Jacinto!!! AND START IN AUSTIN!!!)
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