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2013-08-03 08:34:25 PM  
www.film-tech.com

Thank you for coming to Lowe's. Sit back and relax. Enjoy the show!
 
2013-08-03 08:38:13 PM  
NEWS FLASH: standing too close to exploding things is dangerous
details at 11
 
2013-08-03 08:47:22 PM  
Michael Bay seen quietly running away
 
2013-08-03 09:10:21 PM  
I submitted this with a Simpsons reference

/Implosion?!
 
2013-08-03 09:11:29 PM  
"Here come the pieces."
 
2013-08-03 09:12:25 PM  

namatad: NEWS FLASH: standing too close to exploding things is dangerous
details at 11


It said they were standing in the so called designated safe area. Someone is going to own part of that demolition company now.
 
2013-08-03 09:19:38 PM  
How bad is it in Bakersfield that watching old shiat fall down is a spectator sport?

/nevermind
 
2013-08-03 09:19:59 PM  

astouffer: namatad: NEWS FLASH: standing too close to exploding things is dangerous
details at 11

It said they were standing in the so called designated safe area. Someone is going to own part of that demolition company now.



Yucky legal system is my official stance, if that happens.
 
2013-08-03 09:22:53 PM  
I usually manage to avoid shrapnel by, you know, not spectating massive explosions.
 
2013-08-03 09:23:23 PM  
Can someone find the designated perimeter? Were spectators inside or outside the perimeter?

http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com/local/breaking-news/x119921823 1/ Shrapnel-injures-several-after-PG-E-implosion
 
2013-08-03 09:23:52 PM  

astouffer: namatad: NEWS FLASH: standing too close to exploding things is dangerous
details at 11

It said they were standing in the so called designated safe area. Someone is going to own part of that demolition company now.


Highly likely.  From the aerial images of the area, the demolition site looks to be roughly 300 yards from the Lowe's parking lot, while the other viewpoint is just over a quarter mile.   While I'm sure they had reason to believe it was far enough, less than a quarter mile for something rusty and metallic being blown up seems like not such a good idea.  Either that, or there's also the fact that it looks like there was literally nothing left to contain the blast.

\granted, that's only me and my "watched too many demolition shows" mind saying this, so who knows what's right
 
2013-08-03 09:24:52 PM  
It's obvious by watching the video that these buildings had a huge amount of steel structure.  One wonders why they were even trying to drop them this way.
 
2013-08-03 09:26:59 PM  
Warnings were posted.  Warnings were ignored.

images.wikia.com
 
2013-08-03 09:27:15 PM  
The safe zone around a blast is impossible to guarantee. I've seen a bad rock shoot (for grading) launch a 2' boulder right through the mat of old tires they use to dampen and contain the blast - it tunneled down through a townhome from stem to stern lol.
 
2013-08-03 09:29:32 PM  
www.wired.com
 
2013-08-03 09:35:50 PM  
spectators gonna spectate
 
2013-08-03 09:39:19 PM  

Apik0r0s: The safe zone around a blast is impossible to guarantee. I've seen a bad rock shoot (for grading) launch a 2' boulder right through the mat of old tires they use to dampen and contain the blast - it tunneled down through a townhome from stem to stern lol.


It happened to my dentist. They were blowing up bedrock at a construction site half a mile from his house, and a rock the size of a soccer ball totalled his barbecue. He had been sitting on his patio, right next to his BBQ, a few minutes before and had gone inside when he heard the siren go off to shut the windows to prevent dust from getting in the house.
 
2013-08-03 09:40:47 PM  

stirfrybry: spectators gonna spectate


That's just speculating.
 
2013-08-03 09:41:50 PM  

astouffer: namatad: NEWS FLASH: standing too close to exploding things is dangerous
details at 11

It said they were standing in the so called designated safe area. Someone is going to own part of that demolition company now.


Nah, they will go after lowes, deeper pockets.
 
2013-08-03 09:50:42 PM  
Not so cool story, bro - About 7 years ago, w\Was covering the demolition of some blighted 2-story property in Austin. They roped the media types like us in a bit to close. Just after the backhoe (or fronthoe, whatever it was, it was a big yellow thing knocking the shiat out of the building) started tearing it apart, a roundish piece of concrete came rolling my way at about 50 miles per hour.  I was a younger and skinnier man then, and did a 2-legged hop/hurdle to avoid it.  It would have plowed through flesh like a hot knife through melted 90s lyrics.

I got the fark out of there.
 
2013-08-03 09:51:09 PM  
I live in Bakersfield.  I had been meaning to watch this all week.  Damn it, those should be my legs.
 
2013-08-03 09:51:58 PM  
where was the blast fence? didn't see one in the video, also didn't see any tamping, and the charges were set to the inside of the supports so all debris would be blown out, should have used sandbags to direct the blasts and the charges should have been set to the outside of the supports to blow debris into the structure.
 
2013-08-03 09:56:31 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Michael Bay seen quietly running away


This is impossible.  Michael Bay is incapable of doing anything quietly.
 
2013-08-03 09:57:22 PM  
Let's tesselate spectate.
 
2013-08-03 09:57:54 PM  

Prey4reign: WhyteRaven74: Michael Bay seen quietly running away

This is impossible.  Michael Bay is incapable of doing anything quietly.


Unless he was running in slow motion while leaping over a screaming woman.
 
2013-08-03 10:01:41 PM  

that was my nickname in highschool: Warnings were posted.  Warnings were ignored.

[images.wikia.com image 325x451]


That was a couple alts ago for me; help me remember, why am I thinking that's Wil Wheaton's middle finger?
 
2013-08-03 10:02:33 PM  
Demolition goes wrong in California. Now go home.
 
2013-08-03 10:06:55 PM  

Bslim: I usually manage to avoid shrapnel by, you know, not spectating massive explosions.


The upside to getting old is that you stop doing stupid shiat like that.
 
2013-08-03 10:09:21 PM  

Morgellons: That was a couple alts ago for me; help me remember, why am I thinking that's Wil Wheaton's middle finger?


farm2.staticflickr.com
 
2013-08-03 10:11:30 PM  

wallywam1: Bslim: I usually manage to avoid shrapnel by, you know, not spectating massive explosions.

The upside to getting old is that you stop doing stupid shiat like that.


Actually stayed up all night to see an early morning building demo once. Pretty cool. It probably helped that I was on acid, too.
 
2013-08-03 10:13:23 PM  
hollywoodnose.com

"No comment"
 
2013-08-03 10:13:35 PM  
Why didn't they just burn some jet fuel inside it for a couple of hours? Sumbiatch would have come down straight as an arrow.
 
2013-08-03 10:20:14 PM  

LordOfThePings: [farm2.staticflickr.com image 640x480]



I'm glad somebody knew because I did not.
 
2013-08-03 10:22:54 PM  
Hurt? The guy's farking leg was severed and he may lose the other as well...
 
2013-08-03 10:24:11 PM  

Pribar: where was the blast fence? didn't see one in the video, also didn't see any tamping, and the charges were set to the inside of the supports so all debris would be blown out, should have used sandbags to direct the blasts and the charges should have been set to the outside of the supports to blow debris into the structure.


^^^That^^^
 
2013-08-03 10:25:34 PM  

FriarReb98: astouffer: namatad: NEWS FLASH: standing too close to exploding things is dangerous
details at 11

It said they were standing in the so called designated safe area. Someone is going to own part of that demolition company now.

Highly likely.  From the aerial images of the area, the demolition site looks to be roughly 300 yards from the Lowe's parking lot, while the other viewpoint is just over a quarter mile.   While I'm sure they had reason to believe it was far enough, less than a quarter mile for something rusty and metallic being blown up seems like not such a good idea.  Either that, or there's also the fact that it looks like there was literally nothing left to contain the blast.

\granted, that's only me and my "watched too many demolition shows" mind saying this, so who knows what's right


See http://goo.gl/maps/s9L2o.  The parking lot is a considerable distance from the power plant building.  The chunk of metal had to travel northeast across six lanes of traffic, over a canal, to even get to the lot.  Does anyone know where in the lot the spectator was standing?
 
2013-08-03 10:46:10 PM  
I guess they never heard of a wrecking ball...
 
2013-08-03 10:51:53 PM  

LaughingRadish: FriarReb98: astouffer: namatad: NEWS FLASH: standing too close to exploding things is dangerous
details at 11

It said they were standing in the so called designated safe area. Someone is going to own part of that demolition company now.

Highly likely.  From the aerial images of the area, the demolition site looks to be roughly 300 yards from the Lowe's parking lot, while the other viewpoint is just over a quarter mile.   While I'm sure they had reason to believe it was far enough, less than a quarter mile for something rusty and metallic being blown up seems like not such a good idea.  Either that, or there's also the fact that it looks like there was literally nothing left to contain the blast.

\granted, that's only me and my "watched too many demolition shows" mind saying this, so who knows what's right

See http://goo.gl/maps/s9L2o.  The parking lot is a considerable distance from the power plant building.  The chunk of metal had to travel northeast across six lanes of traffic, over a canal, to even get to the lot.  Does anyone know where in the lot the spectator was standing?



In the wrong place.
 
2013-08-03 10:54:19 PM  

AteMyBrain: Why didn't they just burn some jet fuel inside it for a couple of hours? Sumbiatch would have come down straight as an arrow.


"Jet fuel" contains that crap they spray out in chem trails, if they used it uncontained at this populated event it most likely would have killed more people, with cancer on the rise for the rest of the spectators. Come on man, is this amateur hour?
 
2013-08-03 10:54:32 PM  
Idiots.
 
2013-08-03 11:03:20 PM  

astouffer: namatad: NEWS FLASH: standing too close to exploding things is dangerous
details at 11

It said they were standing in the so called designated safe area. Someone is going to own part of that demolition company now.


Who would want it?
 
2013-08-03 11:10:43 PM  
Just watched the video....looks like the guy who got badly hurt was not actually in the Lowes parking lot, but rather a little closer to the blast, on a service road just parallel to that river/waterway there, up against the chain link fence. HE WAS TOO CLOSE!!!

Take a look at it on Google earth or your IPad. You want to be RIGHT up front, well, thems the consequences.
 
2013-08-03 11:12:02 PM  
Sounds like they had a blast!
 
2013-08-03 11:13:52 PM  
 
2013-08-03 11:16:24 PM  

AteMyBrain: Why didn't they just burn some jet fuel inside it for a couple of hours? Sumbiatch would have come down straight as an arrow.


They still would have needed thermite.
 
2013-08-03 11:23:24 PM  
haha?

fans of destruction and devastation surprisingly unhappy.
po thangs.
 
2013-08-03 11:24:45 PM  

LaughingRadish: Here's another video: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151793167304935


Whoa. Was the thing that hit the fence one of the objects that injured people (i.e. was this taken where the injuries were)? You can hear an "Oh my God!" at the end of the video, but that may just be out of shock that something rocketed into the fence.
 
2013-08-03 11:34:07 PM  

FriarReb98: Highly likely. From the aerial images of the area, the demolition site looks to be roughly 300 yards from the Lowe's parking lot, while the other viewpoint is just over a quarter mile. While I'm sure they had reason to believe it was far enough, less than a quarter mile for something rusty and metallic being blown up seems like not such a good idea. Either that, or there's also the fact that it looks like there was literally nothing left to contain the blast.


Look at what they're blowing down--it appears to be metal.  Metal will basically laugh at dynamite.  Thus they were probably using linear shaped charges to cut the metal beams.  There is a strip of metal on the back of those that comes flying off at *VERY* high speed.  It's nailed distant spectators before.
 
2013-08-03 11:37:53 PM  
Guys, come on. This is nothing to lose a leg over. Don't let this stump you.
 
2013-08-03 11:43:37 PM  
I'll take a guess and say that the official who signed off on the permit is close to retirement age.
 
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