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WXYZ Detroit Meteorologist Dave Rexroth seriously injured in fireworks accident
WXYZ ^ | 7/7/2014 | WXYZ

Posted on 07/07/2014 2:52:32 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco

(WXYZ) - WXYZ-TV Chief Meteorologist Dave Rexroth was seriously injured in a fireworks accident while vacationing with his family in Iowa City, Iowa. The accident, which happened on Friday night, caused Dave to lose sight in his left eye.

He is currently hospitalized in Iowa City and is scheduled to undergo surgery on Wednesday. That will begin the process of Dave receiving a prosthetic eye. He expects to fully recover by September.


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Interesting how there was a thread a few days ago regarding fireworks. I stated then that I didn't like them due to the inherent dangers, regardless of how closely they were controlled.

Dave Rexroth is a great meteorologist for WXYZ and he certainly deserves our prayers

1 posted on 07/07/2014 2:52:32 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: cripplecreek

ping


2 posted on 07/07/2014 2:53:06 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: Hot Tabasco

It is insane the amount of trust we place in firework MADE IN CHINA !.


3 posted on 07/07/2014 3:00:43 PM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Hot Tabasco

"Huh, I could have sworn I hit that bottle rocket THAT time..."

4 posted on 07/07/2014 3:01:18 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Ouch. Wonder what exactly happened.

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5 posted on 07/07/2014 3:05:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Lit off a bunch for my grandkids. It was a real battle keeping them back a safe distance.


6 posted on 07/07/2014 3:05:07 PM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I was thankfully not hurt too bad this fourth as my husband decided to place the fireworks on a bucket that was not level. The thing fell over and landed under the seat of one of my 4 year old kids. By the time I looked down the thing started going off burning part my my leg, pants and shirt then flow over my shoulder.


7 posted on 07/07/2014 3:06:21 PM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: George from New England

Fireworks are inherently dangerous.

Some years ago two explosions only a few years apart at the same fireworks factory near me killed something like 11 people. Most of them were from the same family. It was near Reading Michigan back in the early 90s I believe.


8 posted on 07/07/2014 3:10:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: umgud

I took the firecrackers away from my son this year. At 15 we figured he was smart enough not to need adult supervision, then we go outside and find him and all his friends running around stuffing them into marshmallows and having a splatter war chucking them at each other.


9 posted on 07/07/2014 3:13:23 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

He also hasn’t told you that you are a grandpa now either.


10 posted on 07/07/2014 3:16:29 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Abathar

just kidding


11 posted on 07/07/2014 3:17:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Abathar
The MOST incredible fireworks EVAH (and shortest, 30 sec youtube)

Note - watch the folks reactions at the edge of the lake.

12 posted on 07/07/2014 3:17:19 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Abathar

Yeah, you and I never did stupid stuff at 15 /s


13 posted on 07/07/2014 3:28:07 PM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
The accident, which happened on Friday night, caused Dave to lose sight in his left eye.

It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye...

14 posted on 07/07/2014 4:18:20 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: George from New England

My fireworks show went off just fine.
I figure if the Chinese have been making them for thousands of years, they should be the best in the world.

Don’t even think of wanting to ban them.

It’s all in how you light them off. A firm flat spot, 3 or 4 pieces of 4X8 plywood between the fireworks and the crowd and a 5+ degree angle to fire them off away from the crowd.


15 posted on 07/07/2014 4:29:30 PM PDT by CapnJack
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To: C210N

boooo! youtube yanked the video or something.


16 posted on 07/07/2014 4:30:22 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: umgud; cripplecreek
Many years ago my dumbass brother-in-law decided to host his own fireworks display and invited all the neighbors and the family.

Not long into the event, a rocket went into the huge evergreen tree in his front yard and started it on fire........

That was it, I swore off all pyrotechnics......

Oh, I just remembered, about 4 years ago some punks tried to blow up my custom made wood mailbox by stuffing an explosive in it. Fortnately, all it did was blow off the front door which I had to rebuild.......

17 posted on 07/07/2014 4:35:24 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Talked to a local fire dept paramedic over the weekend.
He said “man this weekend is the ultimate job security, there’s drunks shooting off fireworks all over town.”


18 posted on 07/07/2014 4:37:23 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Hot Tabasco
"That will begin the process of Dave receiving a prosthetic eye."

Chicks dig scars, baybee...

(Seriously, though - ouch!)

19 posted on 07/07/2014 4:41:16 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Rodamala
That's a hoot that they'd remove it... i think it happened in 2012, and by a little linky here in FR, it gets yanked today.

You can still see it... I just did a youtube search, and found multiple copies, and at least two others work.

It's basically a normal fireworks show which goes awry, the computer controller lights off everything in 30 seconds instead of the planned half-hour or whatever. Search for "7000 fireworks".

here is one that works at the moment of this reply

20 posted on 07/07/2014 4:55:56 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Don't wanna be a smart ass but it works every time it's tried........

21 posted on 07/07/2014 7:17:43 PM PDT by China Clipper ( Animals? Sure I like animals. See? There's one there, right next to the potatoes!)
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To: umgud
"Yeah, you and I never did stupid stuff at 15 /s"

To be honest if the laws were put in place back then like they are today I would probably still be twiddling my thumbs in a cell in Gitmo right now. (not that my son needs to know that, after I gave him the same talk I remember getting when I was his age...)

22 posted on 07/08/2014 3:27:24 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: GeronL
"He also hasn’t told you that you are a grandpa now either."

Huh, I didn't know an Xbox had advanced that far yet...

23 posted on 07/08/2014 3:28:51 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

The XBox One has some cool features though


24 posted on 07/08/2014 10:06:17 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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