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2010-02-07 01:10:29 PM
Well if E=MC^2, then Mass=Energy/Speed of light squared. The site is a 620-megawatt gas-fired power plant, we just don't know if it was running at full capacity to figure out what the mass casualties were.

/I was told there would be no math
 
2010-02-07 01:10:55 PM
wilshire: From_The_Year_2000: hollowmoon: My uncle works here. He had just gone in for lunch when it happened. He said the explosion was so strong he thought a truck had run into his office trailer and was pushing it over.

My Dad called him and the first thing he said was, "I'm alive."

But his partner is doing pretty bad, my Uncle said he was on the ground with blood coming out of his mouth.

Jesus Christ.

Let's pray for these men today.

Damn, now I have to stop making jokes. Good luck

Remember, you can not die and still be a casualty. It's called injury.


I thought a casualty was when someone died though
 
2010-02-07 01:11:01 PM
Explosion at a powerplant?

I bet that hertz.
 
2010-02-07 01:11:15 PM
Boom goes the dynamite!

} too soon?
 
2010-02-07 01:11:34 PM
RHMolBio: BAN GAS POWER NOW!

/oh, it wasn't a nuke plant? No outrage in that case.


No kidding. Nobody will even notice. But someone stubs their toe at a nuke plant, the media reports it, with the obligatory "No radiation was released" tagline.

Oh, and for "Mass casualties", god, Middletown really isn't THAT far from the border, guys.

/friend used to go there in college to watch Hatebreed when they were a bar act.
//The Red Dog Saloon still there?
///That weird junk shop next door still there?
 
2010-02-07 01:11:43 PM
Uncorrect: If they want to describe this as "mass casualties" than I say more power to 'em.

/They're just generating a reaction.


South Fire District (the responding fire department) stated this was a mass casualty incident and they are requesting all available EMS (in their district) to respond. Then they called in all available fire units from the city of Middletown. All that via radio transmissions. They also reported 100 injured and 4 critically wounded on the initial arrival of fire units. AMR (a large private ambulance service) in the Waterbury area was sending whatever they had available. So it is a "mass casualty incident", and not because the news said so.
 
2010-02-07 01:11:55 PM
Veteran of the Cola Wars: Explosion at a powerplant?

I bet that hertz.


Cut that shiat out. Watt is wrong with you people?
 
2010-02-07 01:12:30 PM
PsychoPhil: //The Red Dog Saloon still there?

Red Dog is still there. Still the same old frightening place.
 
2010-02-07 01:12:35 PM
hollowmoon,
I am hoping and keeping thoughts in my mind for these folk! I am also hoping that 2 fatalities doesn't get exponentially bigger... My best wishes for everyone involved.
 
2010-02-07 01:13:05 PM
crab66: Veteran of the Cola Wars: Explosion at a powerplant?

I bet that hertz.

Cut that shiat out. Watt is wrong with you people?


You people are really getting me amp'd up.
 
2010-02-07 01:13:45 PM
Casualty (person)
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Temporary grave of an American machine-gunner during the Battle of Normandy.

A casualty is a person who is the victim of an accident, injury, or trauma. The word casualties is most often used by the news media to describe deaths and injuries resulting from wars or disasters. Casualties is sometimes misunderstood to mean fatalities, but non-fatal injuries are also casualties.
 
2010-02-07 01:14:06 PM
From_The_Year_2000: I thought a casualty was when someone died though

No.

/but a "gun" only means something requiring forward observers for aiming.
 
2010-02-07 01:14:29 PM
620-megawatt gas-fired power plant

Knew a guy who stuck one of those in a 73 Vega. There were mass casualties.
 
2010-02-07 01:14:43 PM
Used to work in a power plant, they can be dangerous if poorly maintained. Used to work next to the exploded power house in the Ford Rouge too (they lost a bunch there in '99).

/sucks, hope "mass" remains just two
 
2010-02-07 01:15:03 PM
Demetrius: crab66: Veteran of the Cola Wars: Explosion at a powerplant?

I bet that hertz.

Cut that shiat out. Watt is wrong with you people?

You people are really getting me amp'd up.


Ohm my
 
2010-02-07 01:15:18 PM
Some area Emergency frequencies. I haven't found the channel the response is on yet though.
 
2010-02-07 01:15:27 PM
Let's be glad it wasn't this Connecticut plant that blew up.

An early attempt at a binary (or combined-cycle) system, it was designed to use mercury as the process liquid for the first stage, then use the heat from condensing Hg vapor to boil water and run a standard steam stage. It was a great idea, given the relative boiling points of mercury and water, but obviously the health risks of 90 tons of mercury in various states of liquid and superheated vapor were not properly thought through.

It ran for about 20 years, though, and had efficiencies approaching modern combined-cycle (gas turbine-and-steam) plants.

There were minor mishaps at this and a couple of similar plants, and employees suffered at times enough acute Hg poisoning that they had to "walk the circle" under hot lights the same way that workers in large cinnabar mines did.
 
2010-02-07 01:15:29 PM
disgustip8ed: Uncorrect: If they want to describe this as "mass casualties" than I say more power to 'em.

/They're just generating a reaction.

South Fire District (the responding fire department) stated this was a mass casualty incident and they are requesting all available EMS (in their district) to respond. Then they called in all available fire units from the city of Middletown. All that via radio transmissions. They also reported 100 injured and 4 critically wounded on the initial arrival of fire units. AMR (a large private ambulance service) in the Waterbury area was sending whatever they had available. So it is a "mass casualty incident", and not because the news said so.


Missed the joke
 
2010-02-07 01:15:39 PM
Demetrius: crab66: Veteran of the Cola Wars: Explosion at a powerplant?

I bet that hertz.

Cut that shiat out. Watt is wrong with you people?

You people are really getting me amp'd up.


Re-volting. Making puns at the expense of current events.
 
2010-02-07 01:15:50 PM
They apparently forgot that you multiply, and not divide, by the square of C.
 
2010-02-07 01:15:58 PM
Holy shiat, I was wondering what made the dogs go crazy a few hours ago.

Freaks me out all that much more because I was watching The Hurt Locker.
 
2010-02-07 01:16:06 PM
From_The_Year_2000: wilshire:

Remember, you can not die and still be a casualty. It's called injury.

I thought a casualty was when someone died though


Most of the time it is. Sometimes though, you're a casualty (or a loved one), yet you don't die. In those special cases, we call it 'injured' or an injury. It's a lot like being inured with hurt, which is the main component of casualty, but not to the point of death.
 
2010-02-07 01:16:11 PM
My condolences to the families of the two dead.

But let's keep in mind that, as other people said earlier, "casualties" include both dead and injured. So there could be 2 dead and dozens injured.
 
2010-02-07 01:16:32 PM
Demetrius: crab66: Veteran of the Cola Wars: Explosion at a powerplant?

I bet that hertz.

Cut that shiat out. Watt is wrong with you people?

You people are really getting me amp'd up.


Puns like that make my Jules shrivel.
 
2010-02-07 01:16:33 PM
rhiannon: 620-megawatt gas-fired power plant

Knew a guy who stuck one of those in a 73 Vega. There were mass casualties.


73 Vega can also mean injured, you know.
 
2010-02-07 01:16:42 PM
Way to go, Namorita.
 
2010-02-07 01:17:19 PM
From_The_Year_2000: disgustip8ed: Uncorrect: If they want to describe this as "mass casualties" than I say more power to 'em.

/They're just generating a reaction.

South Fire District (the responding fire department) stated this was a mass casualty incident and they are requesting all available EMS (in their district) to respond. Then they called in all available fire units from the city of Middletown. All that via radio transmissions. They also reported 100 injured and 4 critically wounded on the initial arrival of fire units. AMR (a large private ambulance service) in the Waterbury area was sending whatever they had available. So it is a "mass casualty incident", and not because the news said so.

Missed the joke


I couldn't resist, er, something.

/booooo
 
2010-02-07 01:17:23 PM
Has anyone defined exactly what a "casualty" is yet?
 
2010-02-07 01:18:34 PM
Holy crap.
 
2010-02-07 01:18:47 PM
250 injured is STILL not "mass casualties." Hell, in other countries that's a "bus plunge."
 
2010-02-07 01:18:52 PM
micromedic: hollowmoon,
I am hoping and keeping thoughts in my mind for these folk! I am also hoping that 2 fatalities doesn't get exponentially bigger... My best wishes for everyone involved.


Fox is saying there are reports of "bodies everywhere." So I'm guessing it will...
 
2010-02-07 01:19:07 PM
Has anyone defined exactly what a "casualty" is yet?


For the record, a casualty includes both dead and injured. Just to clear up any confusion on that matter. /
 
2010-02-07 01:19:10 PM
An explosion at a US powerplant? I should go and check my solar panels and make sure they're not going to go critical on me and blow up my house!
 
2010-02-07 01:19:17 PM
ajgeek: Demetrius: crab66: Veteran of the Cola Wars: Explosion at a powerplant?

I bet that hertz.

Cut that shiat out. Watt is wrong with you people?

You people are really getting me amp'd up.

Puns like that make my Jules shrivel.


Puns like that will make everybody short with you.
 
2010-02-07 01:19:49 PM
Will someone please post the definitions of:
1. Casualties
2. Super Game Day
3. Jesus Week.
4. Explosion 1: Explodees 0

TIA.

/too lazy to look them up myself

TIAA
 
2010-02-07 01:20:03 PM
One of my cousins works at that plant. He wasn't there today but many of his friends were. Still no more confirmed dead yet but it may only be a matter of time.
 
2010-02-07 01:20:18 PM
BravadoGT: micromedic:

Fox is saying there are reports of "bodies everywhere." So I'm guessing it will...


Fox is probably also saying it's Obama's fault because of socialist power.
 
2010-02-07 01:20:42 PM
BravadoGT: micromedic: hollowmoon,
I am hoping and keeping thoughts in my mind for these folk! I am also hoping that 2 fatalities doesn't get exponentially bigger... My best wishes for everyone involved.

Fox is saying there are reports of "bodies everywhere." So I'm guessing it will...


And all of them, living or dead, count as casualties. It can be either one.
 
2010-02-07 01:20:56 PM
ajgeek: Demetrius: crab66: Veteran of the Cola Wars: Explosion at a powerplant?

I bet that hertz.

Cut that shiat out. Watt is wrong with you people?

You people are really getting me amp'd up.

Puns like that make my Jules shrivel.


You should have ohmitted that one.
 
2010-02-07 01:21:00 PM
Szandor: BravadoGT: micromedic:

Fox is saying there are reports of "bodies everywhere." So I'm guessing it will...

Fox is probably also saying it's Obama's fault because of socialist power.


You have a lot of butthurt
 
2010-02-07 01:21:19 PM
Think I found it here. "Middletown Area Police Fire and EMS" Not a lot of chatter if that is in fact the channel.
 
2010-02-07 01:23:20 PM
What's a casualty?
 
2010-02-07 01:23:28 PM
I'm surprised it's still not on any of the news networks.
 
2010-02-07 01:23:33 PM
I wonder how many people have lost power due to the explosion and now won't be able to see the Superbowl. They're the real victims here.
 
2010-02-07 01:23:55 PM
I'm helping build my second power plant. It's hard and dangerous work. I don't think making jokes about people dying at a plant is very funny. Then again, it might just be because this hits home. I'll generally only find deaths funny when they are caused by stupidity, and it's the stupid person who pays the price. Most likely the people hurt or injured here were at no fault.
 
2010-02-07 01:24:11 PM

I thought a casualty was when someone died though


I thought I'd own a ferrari by now.

We were both wrong.
 
2010-02-07 01:24:20 PM
State Police Headquarters in Meriden was asking on the Hot Line what blew up, they felt/heard it and didn't know what was going on. Felt as far away as Killingworth and Cheshire from what I'm hearing.

At this time ALL on duty companies from all 3 Middletown departments are on scene and working, numerous callbacks going on.

MCI has been declared. ALL available Hunters Ambulance Units requested. BOTH Lifestar birds requested as well as AMR units (likely out of Hartford.) Initial reports of about 100 victims with various levels of injuries, 4 critical and 2 DOS as of noon. Berlin MCI unit requested as well.

Gas lines have been shut down and excess is being burned off. Command forbidding entry until gas is burned off.

AMR Hartford sending TWENTY ONE (21) ambulances and making callbacks.

Report that USAR CT TF-1 being called.

Confirmed Operating Departments:
Middletown FD
Middletown South District FD
Westfield FD
Durham FD
Portland FD
Haddam FD
Colchester FD
Meriden FD (Coverage)
Berlin FD (MCI Unit)
Hunters Ambulance
American Medical Response
Middletown PD
CT State Police
Lifestar (Both helicopters)
Task force 51 (Wethersfield, Cromwell, Newington FDs) covering calls in Middletown
Task force 57 (South Windsor, Glastonbury, Manchester Fire/Rescue, Manchester 8th Dist., Marlborough, and Colchester)

UPDATE: Command reports FIRE under control ATT

FD Search crews being pulled out, USAR team going to work.

Now getting a report of CT National Guard being deployed to the scene.

This from the Incident Alert system of EMTBravo.net, a website dedicated to Fire/Police/EMS in the area.
 
2010-02-07 01:24:29 PM
Szandor: BravadoGT: micromedic:

Fox is saying there are reports of "bodies everywhere." So I'm guessing it will...

Fox is probably also saying it's Obama's fault because of socialist power.


CNN and MSNBC are blaming the negligence of the previous ten years.
 
2010-02-07 01:25:13 PM
crab66: Veteran of the Cola Wars: Explosion at a powerplant?

I bet that hertz.

Cut that shiat out. Watt is wrong with you people?


You are all going to get pohmed by the mods because of your puns in such a serious thread.
 
2010-02-07 01:25:20 PM
Well, shiat. :/
 
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