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(CBS News)   Killer bedroom sinkhole finally caught on camera   (cbsnews.com) divider line 30
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2013-03-04 06:40:43 PM
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FTA: There has been no definitive word as to whether the hole will be filled or whether the property could be built on again. But some experts say the fact that the sinkhole claimed a life, and that his body is expected to remain below the surface make rebuilding less likely.

This is Florida.  Some sleaze bag developer will buy the area, give it a fancy name like River Edge Estates, and build a shiat load of cheap homes on it.  then they'll disappear into the pockets of the politicians they feed on, never to be heard of again.
2013-03-04 11:36:12 PM
2 votes:

Guess_Who: ltdanman44: did they find out how deep it was?

60 feet deep at last check. Although since the ground at that point is so fluid, it could easily be deeper than that.


that poor guy. what a way to die.  i say they should at least get him out of there and give him a proper burial.
2013-03-04 09:53:34 PM
2 votes:

TommyymmoT: The house was built on a concrete slab with no basement,


I don't know much about construction, but I do know that very very few Florida homes have basements. Not exactly practical.
2013-03-04 09:50:01 PM
2 votes:
Good to know there is a set value of a life.

Florida white trash is worth less than a crane rental or an hour with a helicopter.
2013-03-04 09:48:35 PM
2 votes:
Those must some great building codes they have there.
The house was built on a concrete slab with no basement, and I saw no rebar in that picture.
What kind of cheap ass builder pours a slap without rebar?

The home builder killed that guy just as much as the sink hole did.
2013-03-04 09:22:52 PM
2 votes:

danno_to_infinity: GungFu: I have a pretty good idea how it went down.

First, he was chillin, slowly dozing into a depp deep sleep...
[i2.listal.com image 500x547]
Then Sink Hole suddenly appears from under his bed and drags him down....
[moviesmedia.ign.com image 480x290]
Drags him down....
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Until....the bowels of hell explode and the poor guy's life slowly flows down the sinkhole.
[whatculture.com image 700x400]
Forever.

oh, wow, learn something new all the time.  I never knew that was Johnny Depp in "Nightmare On Elm Street"


I also never knew people found it comfortable to have a set top TV crushing their balls while laying in bed.
2013-03-04 08:39:16 PM
2 votes:
New Home with large hurricane shelter.
2013-03-04 08:26:39 PM
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-03-04 06:53:42 PM
2 votes:
Actually, looking at the evidence, that may have already happened.
2013-03-04 06:50:46 PM
2 votes:

Rodeodoc: FTA: There has been no definitive word as to whether the hole will be filled or whether the property could be built on again. But some experts say the fact that the sinkhole claimed a life, and that his body is expected to remain below the surface make rebuilding less likely.

This is Florida.  Some sleaze bag developer will buy the area, give it a fancy name like River Edge Estates, and build a shiat load of cheap homes on it.  then they'll disappear into the pockets of the politicians they feed on, never to be heard of again.


Pretty much. Someone will try to put a memorial on the area one day and the HOA will have it removed. Of course, then the entire neighborhood will disappear into a terrifying poltergeisty vortex, but hey, who didn't see that coming.
2013-03-05 01:33:27 AM
1 votes:

Tommy Moo: I know it's a longshot, but it would be so awesome if this dude washed out somewhere and clawed his way through a cave and showed up filthy and pissed off at his own funeral.


I read a wild story from back when they were digging New York CIty's aqueducts; one worker was a couple hundred feet down in a pressurized shaft, they had a blowout, a couple of his buddies were killed...but he gets forced into a crevice by the overpressure, then forced up through a seam, and literally squirts up out of the ground on a 20' spray of water.

Couple ruptured eardrums, but he survived.
2013-03-04 11:44:00 PM
1 votes:

Pointy Tail of Satan: The guy will walk out of a volcano some day, with an amazing story of underworld dinosaurs, mole people, and vast subterranean cities! Or he's dead. Someone call Schrodinger.


That cat is long gone, man.
2013-03-04 11:22:48 PM
1 votes:
This is why I don't support Fraking.
2013-03-04 11:01:58 PM
1 votes:

TommyymmoT: Those must some great building codes they have there.
The house was built on a concrete slab with no basement, and I saw no rebar in that picture.
What kind of cheap ass builder pours a slap without rebar?

The home builder killed that guy just as much as the sink hole did.


That home looks like it may have been built in the '50s or so. Was rebar in slab construction as prevalent as it is now? I honestly don't know, but what I do know is that my 50's vintage home has no rebar on the patio, and none in the driveway or carport. I know this because they all have bigassed cracks and heaves in them, and you can't see any metal in there.

/Heard somebody today saying that our lack of infrastructure spending is to blame for this event
//We need to spend on infrastructure, yes, but that wouldn't help somewhere that has a high water table and limestome bedrock
2013-03-04 10:59:27 PM
1 votes:

elvindeath: Seriously ... wtf.  Certainly makes you think when it's your time, it's your time.


THIS!!! I mean the guy could have been a health nut who did everything right in life, only to die in a freak sinkhole accident.
2013-03-04 10:46:49 PM
1 votes:
I know it's a longshot, but it would be so awesome if this dude washed out somewhere and clawed his way through a cave and showed up filthy and pissed off at his own funeral.
2013-03-04 10:46:31 PM
1 votes:
Graboid
2013-03-04 10:40:45 PM
1 votes:

freetomato: Fart_Machine:

What the hell is that?


It's a giant worm from Tremors.
2013-03-04 10:17:32 PM
1 votes:

NEDM: JC22: Still don't understand why they didn't bring in a crane, saw through the wall or roof and lower someone down to try to help/save the guy. Seems they didn't really have any urgency to get to the guy. If the area was unstable I think they could have done this from a safe area away and lowered someone down with a crane.

Because he is very likely dead.  That hole/cavern was unexposed to the surface for thousands of years, if ever.  There is likely little to no oxygen down there.  He fell down, rolled into an area with too low oxygen, and passed out and suffocated shortly thereafter.


That doesn't even account for all the crap that likely feel on him.
2013-03-04 10:15:22 PM
1 votes:
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Stop over pumping the water table!
2013-03-04 10:08:32 PM
1 votes:

JC22: Still don't understand why they didn't bring in a crane, saw through the wall or roof and lower someone down to try to help/save the guy. Seems they didn't really have any urgency to get to the guy. If the area was unstable I think they could have done this from a safe area away and lowered someone down with a crane.


My understanding (could be wrong) is that he was swallowed up and sank into the wet bottom almost right away.  It isn't like he was on a solid bottom of a dry hole, he probably drowned or suffocated within a few minutes.
2013-03-04 09:59:40 PM
1 votes:

Guess_Who: Confabulat: TommyymmoT: The house was built on a concrete slab with no basement,

I don't know much about construction, but I do know that very very few Florida homes have basements. Not exactly practical.

Yeah probably not practical to have a basement in a state that is notorious for sinkholes.


True enough, but most of the reason is it's hard to build underground in a state that is at or often below sea level.
2013-03-04 09:57:38 PM
1 votes:
'Killer bedroom sinkhole' now added to my cool band/song names list. Thanks Fark!
2013-03-04 09:56:04 PM
1 votes:

Confabulat: TommyymmoT: The house was built on a concrete slab with no basement,

I don't know much about construction, but I do know that very very few Florida homes have basements. Not exactly practical.


Yeah probably not practical to have a basement in a state that is notorious for sinkholes.
2013-03-04 09:32:38 PM
1 votes:

elvindeath: Seriously ... wtf.  Certainly makes you think when it's your time, it's your time.


Act of God type death, like being struck by lightning. I know a guy whose teenage daughter was killed that way on a softball field, in front of her family. Can you imagine if something like this happened to a hero to the devout? How would they interpret it? Why couldn't this have happened under Limbaugh's Florida crib?

We have lots of smaller sinkholes in metro Atlanta, mostly from builders who bury their construction debris rather than dispose of it properly. Several have caved in the neighborhood where I have a rental property. I've been lucky so far. I imagine I'd be liable in some fashion if my tenant was hurt.
2013-03-04 09:32:16 PM
1 votes:
Still don't understand why they didn't bring in a crane, saw through the wall or roof and lower someone down to try to help/save the guy. Seems they didn't really have any urgency to get to the guy. If the area was unstable I think they could have done this from a safe area away and lowered someone down with a crane.
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2013-03-04 09:30:41 PM
1 votes:
People mock those of use who live n barrier islands, but at least we get the chance to evacuate when a hurricane comes, instead of being swallowed up into the bowels of the earth with no warning at all.
2013-03-04 08:59:21 PM
1 votes:
I apparently missed the first article on this, how did they know the guy was dead vs buried alive (and now most likely dead)
2013-03-04 08:48:26 PM
1 votes:

djh0101010: Full page popup ad and 11 page article with a paragraph each? Fark that. Why do so many sites do Mobile totally wrong?


There are many reasons. A large reason is because it is a very new platform and developers are still in training mode.
2013-03-04 08:30:09 PM
1 votes:
Full page popup ad and 11 page article with a paragraph each? Fark that. Why do so many sites do Mobile totally wrong?
 
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