Skip to comments.Nuclear Expert Killed By 120ft Stairwell Fall
Posted on 10/23/2009 8:28:04 PM PDT by pissant
A British nuclear expert has fallen to his death from the 17th floor of the United Nations offices in Vienna.
The 47-year-old man died after falling more than 120ft to the bottom of a stairwell. He has not been named.
He worked for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, an international agency charged with uncovering illicit nuclear tests.
A UN spokesman in the Austrian capital said there were no "suspicious circumstances" surrounding the man's death.
Police said no other person was believed to have been involved. No suicide note has been found.
Four months ago another UN worker also believed to be British fell from a similar height in the same building, it has been reported.
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Who are they kidding?
Falling to your death seems to be an occupational hazard when you work on that floor...
Hmmm, very odd indeed.
I wonder if anybody named Hassan Hussein Abulladulla was around at the time?
I guess he just kept right on rolling around the landings too.
‘If you are going to make up a story, make it a bold one’ seems to be their motto.
Brits haven’t mastered stairs after all these years? They still jump over the bannister in their hurry?
ADA codes for handrails only require a 200 lb restraining force for any point load.
Think about that the next time you are at a party and the heavy Type A guy asks you to hold his beer and watch as he hangs off the handrail.
Was he staying in Room 1408?
I will add him to the “dead scientists” list if you agree.
ON THE INTERNET:
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He worked at the UN and had the names of Freedom Fighters who killed George Soros’ henchmen.
The henchmen were dragged out of their lairs in Budapest and hung on lamposts. Povl paid for knowing who done it.
Maybe terminal velocity isn’t covered in nuclear physics classes across the pond?
Another SOROS bump.
According to OSHA, slips, trips and falls comprise the second leading cause of accidental death (with motor vehicle accidents being the first). On average, 15,000 Americans will slip, trip or fall to their death in any given year.
So, yes, it's a quite common way to accidentally kill yourself.
LOL. How many of those were from being shoved over a stair railing.
ON THE INTERNET:
“British nuclear expert death a mystery”
Published: Oct. 23, 2009 at 1:13 PM
SNIPPET: “VIENNA, Oct. 23 (UPI) — Austrian police are investigating the circumstances involving the death of a British nuclear expert involved in Iranian talks at a U.N. building in Vienna.
Timothy Hampton died on the scene when he fell from the 17th floor of the Vienna International Center. Hampton had been a member of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization and joined the U.N. team in negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program.”
SNIPPET: “Mohamed ElBaradei, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, described the latest talks with Iran as positive.”
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