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(CNN)   So apparently putting your baby on an airport luggage conveyor is a bad idea   (cnn.com) divider line 46
    More: Dumbass, infanticides, Spain, consular officials, El Pais, airport authority  
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2013-09-19 11:39:01 PM
Surprised someone didn't claim it on the first pass through.
 
2013-09-20 12:30:27 AM
ok then

I think I am done with fark for the night

thanks
 
2013-09-20 03:24:13 AM

ArcadianRefugee: ok then

I think I am done with fark for the night

thanks


No.
 
2013-09-20 03:24:47 AM
FTFA: "the mother apparently put (the baby) down on the conveyer belt when she went to reach for something. He was crushed by the conveyer belt and it killed him."

What kind of conveyer belt crushes your oversized luggage? Do you have to pay $50 luggage crushing fee or is that part of the frills?
 
2013-09-20 03:26:32 AM
i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-09-20 03:26:32 AM

Weatherkiss: FTFA: "the mother apparently put (the baby) down on the conveyer belt when she went to reach for something. He was crushed by the conveyer belt and it killed him."

What kind of conveyer belt crushes your oversized luggage? Do you have to pay $50 luggage crushing fee or is that part of the frills?


If you own a guitar it goes to the crusher belt. Either that or I haven't learned anything from fark.
 
2013-09-20 03:27:21 AM
This truly is the most inefficient way to puree a baby....
 
2013-09-20 03:30:19 AM
I have no doubt that at least one person on that flight from Gatwick to Spain was wishing for this exact thing to happen.
 
2013-09-20 03:38:18 AM

bugmn99: I have no doubt that at least one person on that flight from Gatwick to Spain was wishing for this exact thing to happen.


We've got motive!

25.media.tumblr.com

Now, to figure out if there was opportunity...
 
2013-09-20 03:39:22 AM
That kid is back... on the escalator again!

better headline, grumbles...
 
2013-09-20 03:47:52 AM

bugmn99: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


For some reason, the Samsonite Monkey was the first thing that popped into my head on reading TFHL.

His genesis in the biz, all in one neat package.
 
2013-09-20 03:52:07 AM
It's not clear how the baby ended up on the baggage belt for oversized luggage.
The infant's mother, an American woman...


American, eh? Clearly the little chunker needed to be on the over-oversized luggage carousel to have stood a chance.
 
2013-09-20 03:53:59 AM
About the only way that baby could have died is if someone (like mommy) killed it and then put it on the conveyor belt.

I cannot imagine any other way you can put a baby on a flat conveyor belt that only goes one direction and it would somehow get "crushed" by luggage that is placed on the other end.

But we shall see...
 
2013-09-20 04:04:21 AM

Gyrfalcon: About the only way that baby could have died is if someone (like mommy) killed it and then put it on the conveyor belt.

I cannot imagine any other way you can put a baby on a flat conveyor belt that only goes one direction and it would somehow get "crushed" by luggage that is placed on the other end.

But we shall see...


The article I read said the kid got caught in rollers.  I'm presuming the kid wasn't strapped in, it went down some sort of slope, ramp, drop, or the carrier was too high for the entrance, it tipped, the kid separated from the carrier, and was dragged into the rollers by arm or leg.

I've seen the aftermath of fully grown humans whose body parts have been dragged into rollers.  A baby wouldn't stand a chance.

/If you ever lose a limb, hope it's a clean cut with a sharp object
//You don't want to see what it looks like when a limb is torn off
 
2013-09-20 04:08:27 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-20 04:17:17 AM
American woman, stay away from me,
American woman, mama let me be,
Don't put that baby on the carousel,
If the baby dies you'll head straight to hell!
 
2013-09-20 04:34:15 AM

Gyrfalcon: About the only way that baby could have died is if someone (like mommy) killed it and then put it on the conveyor belt.

I cannot imagine any other way you can put a baby on a flat conveyor belt that only goes one direction and it would somehow get "crushed" by luggage that is placed on the other end.

But we shall see...


Out back, behind the scenes the edges of the belt might have less guarding of the mechanics. If the baby fell off the side while out back, I could see the opportunity for crushing.
 
2013-09-20 04:49:23 AM
It's a tragedy.. and a little bit of Darwin too
 
2013-09-20 04:53:02 AM

Gyrfalcon: About the only way that baby could have died is if someone (like mommy) killed it and then put it on the conveyor belt.

I cannot imagine any other way you can put a baby on a flat conveyor belt that only goes one direction and it would somehow get "crushed" by luggage that is placed on the other end.

But we shall see...


Yes, this makes perfect sense.  The mother crushed the child with her bare hands and then blamed the conveyor belt.

:stare:
 
2013-09-20 05:02:16 AM
Damn.
 
2013-09-20 05:45:01 AM
HALLOOO!!!Bruno had no problems with his gayby on a airport luggage belt!
 
2013-09-20 06:00:53 AM
Obviously these luggage belts need to be built to higher standards so that they are safe for babies to ride on.

/think of the children
 
2013-09-20 07:14:53 AM
Perhaps it wasn't moving and she put the kid down there while grabbing another bag from the non-baby crush zone.

That or she told the older kid "Watch little Billy, OK?"
"OK Mommy!  Oooh a ride!"
 
2013-09-20 07:15:32 AM
errr, and then it started moving when she turned away?  Too early here.
 
2013-09-20 07:20:33 AM
Babies go in the overhead bin, not checked luggage, silly.
 
2013-09-20 07:25:44 AM
I bet Spanish babies play on those things all the time and are just fine. Then they ride their bikes without helmets, play in dumpsters and don't come home until it gets dark. But obviously, this American baby required nanny state regulation and the constant hovering attention of a helicopter mom to keep from getting itself crushed.
 
2013-09-20 07:42:23 AM
Anytime an infant or child is harmed, let alone killed, anywhere or anyhow, it's very sad.

I suppose they probably have signs like this at the airport where that happened. (In Spanish, of course, since it's in Spain.)

images.ny-pictures.com
 
2013-09-20 07:44:57 AM
:'(
My heart goes out to the parents.
I have no idea how it happened, but most of the above comments make me ashamed to share DNA with you.
Hahaha! A baby died! How hilaaarious. Hoboyo. Baby puree.
I hope you get cancer in the pain centre of the brain. And that you somehow survive massive brain damage and get to stay alive in a near vegetative state without any means of communication, and will live the rest of your life looking on your loved ones visiting you in the hospital, and experience their sadness fully as you wither away infront of their eyes, without any means of conveying to them any thought or feeling you have; or a way to tell them that you are in constant massive pain and want to die. And that this lasts for years. And that your last experience before all fades to black is your mothers loving arms smothering you with a pillow to end it all, a beautiful fleeting moment ruined by knowing that the experience of killing her child will haunt her until she dies and that she'll never have an unsullied happy moment again.
And then you die. shiatnugget.
 
2013-09-20 07:49:22 AM
If it's one of these:
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I cannot understand how a baby gets "crushed" or otherwise injured.

If it's one of these:
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I can understand how a baby might get crushed by LUGGAGE falling onto the belt.

I still fail to understand how any baby gets crushed by the belt itself.
 
2013-09-20 07:53:34 AM
Poor baby. But I have to say, the mom is a humoungous idiot for putting her baby on a godamn luggage conveyer belt. What the hell was she thinking? And wasn't she paying attention? I mean, it would be fairly hard to not notice your baby moving. God!
 
2013-09-20 08:35:03 AM
Well how the hell else do you fit a baby in a 3 oz container?
 
2013-09-20 08:44:55 AM
What a funny story!
 
2013-09-20 08:50:20 AM
I saw one of these in the airport a while back.  I remember thinking that as a parent it was one of the smartest things I had ever seen.

www.rideoncarryon.com
 
2013-09-20 08:51:33 AM

if_i_really_have_to: Gyrfalcon: About the only way that baby could have died is if someone (like mommy) killed it and then put it on the conveyor belt.

I cannot imagine any other way you can put a baby on a flat conveyor belt that only goes one direction and it would somehow get "crushed" by luggage that is placed on the other end.

But we shall see...

The article I read said the kid got caught in rollers.  I'm presuming the kid wasn't strapped in, it went down some sort of slope, ramp, drop, or the carrier was too high for the entrance, it tipped, the kid separated from the carrier, and was dragged into the rollers by arm or leg.

I've seen the aftermath of fully grown humans whose body parts have been dragged into rollers.  A baby wouldn't stand a chance.

/If you ever lose a limb, hope it's a clean cut with a sharp object
//You don't want to see what it looks like when a limb is torn off


Not to mention the sound.
 
2013-09-20 09:21:09 AM
I once had the sole of my shoe ripped off when it got sucked into the end of an escalator.
 
2013-09-20 09:31:58 AM
Followup:    http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/20/world/europe/spain-baby-death/index.html ?hpt=hp_t2">http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/20/world/europe/spain-baby-dea th/index.html ?hpt=hp_t2

The conveyor wasn't moving when they set the baby on it.   The weight supposedly activated the belt.   The baby was arried along the   conveyor belt in extreme comfort and past murals depicting Mediterranean scenes, towards the rotating knives. The last twenty feet of the corridor are heavily soundproofed. The blood pours down these chutes and the mangled flesh slurps into these...
 
2013-09-20 09:34:45 AM

Evil Mackerel: if_i_really_have_to:

/If you ever lose a limb, hope it's a clean cut with a sharp object
//You don't want to see what it looks like when a limb is torn off

Not to mention the sound.


Please tell me you speak from experience and can describe this sound. I mean, hopefully not *personal* experience or anything, but my imagination is spiraling out of control at the mere thought.
 
2013-09-20 10:00:10 AM

wickedragon: :'(
My heart goes out to the parents.
I have no idea how it happened, but most of the above comments make me ashamed to share DNA with you.
Hahaha! A baby died! How hilaaarious. Hoboyo. Baby puree.
I hope you get cancer in the pain centre of the brain. And that you somehow survive massive brain damage and get to stay alive in a near vegetative state without any means of communication, and will live the rest of your life looking on your loved ones visiting you in the hospital, and experience their sadness fully as you wither away infront of their eyes, without any means of conveying to them any thought or feeling you have; or a way to tell them that you are in constant massive pain and want to die. And that this lasts for years. And that your last experience before all fades to black is your mothers loving arms smothering you with a pillow to end it all, a beautiful fleeting moment ruined by knowing that the experience of killing her child will haunt her until she dies and that she'll never have an unsullied happy moment again.
And then you die. shiatnugget.


I lol'd.
 
2013-09-20 10:56:03 AM

wickedragon: :'(
My heart goes out to the parents.
I have no idea how it happened, but most of the above comments make me ashamed to share DNA with you.
Hahaha! A baby died! How hilaaarious. Hoboyo. Baby puree.
I hope you get cancer in the pain centre of the brain. And that you somehow survive massive brain damage and get to stay alive in a near vegetative state without any means of communication, and will live the rest of your life looking on your loved ones visiting you in the hospital, and experience their sadness fully as you wither away infront of their eyes, without any means of conveying to them any thought or feeling you have; or a way to tell them that you are in constant massive pain and want to die. And that this lasts for years. And that your last experience before all fades to black is your mothers loving arms smothering you with a pillow to end it all, a beautiful fleeting moment ruined by knowing that the experience of killing her child will haunt her until she dies and that she'll never have an unsullied happy moment again.
And then you die. shiatnugget.


I think you should save the hate for the parent that killed the baby. Just sayin'.
 
2013-09-20 11:16:54 AM
A more recent article indicated the conveyor belt transitions to metal rollers at the end.   When the conveyor belt turned on, it moved the baby onto the rollers, which were spaced far enough apart to trap and crush the baby's head.   (I have definitely seen roller setups where you can extend or shorten it, which then changes the gap between the rollers.)   The recent article makes no mention of the baby being in a carrier that tipped over.   An airport official said the belt is not weight activated, despite previous reports.        My guess is that she was at that conveyor belt in the first place to retrieve a carrier or stroller.  Not able to remove the item with one hand, and not wanting to put the baby on the ground, she put the baby on the belt next to her item.   While removing the item from the belt, or moving the carrier into a position that she could put the baby into it, the belt activated and she wasn't fast enough.  If she was inches away from the rollers to begin with, then it might have only taken two seconds.
 
2013-09-20 01:04:08 PM

DrBrownCow: A more recent article indicated the conveyor belt transitions to metal rollers at the end.   When the conveyor belt turned on, it moved the baby onto the rollers, which were spaced far enough apart to trap and crush the baby's head.   (I have definitely seen roller setups where you can extend or shorten it, which then changes the gap between the rollers.)   The recent article makes no mention of the baby being in a carrier that tipped over.   An airport official said the belt is not weight activated, despite previous reports.        My guess is that she was at that conveyor belt in the first place to retrieve a carrier or stroller.  Not able to remove the item with one hand, and not wanting to put the baby on the ground, she put the baby on the belt next to her item.   While removing the item from the belt, or moving the carrier into a position that she could put the baby into it, the belt activated and she wasn't fast enough.  If she was inches away from the rollers to begin with, then it might have only taken two seconds.


There is NO excusing the parent for this. Hell, adults make sure they do not have their fingers/feet near the conveyor in casae it starts moving.

Negligent homicide is still homicide.
 
2013-09-20 02:26:07 PM

rnatalie: Followup:    http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/20/world/europe/spain-baby-death/index.html ?hpt=hp_t2">http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/20/world/europe/spain-baby-dea th/index.html ?hpt=hp_t2

The conveyor wasn't moving when they set the baby on it.   The weight supposedly activated the belt.   The baby was arried along the   conveyor belt in extreme comfort and past murals depicting Mediterranean scenes, towards the rotating knives. The last twenty feet of the corridor are heavily soundproofed. The blood pours down these chutes and the mangled flesh slurps into these...


No, no, it's just that we wanted a block of flatsluggage conveyor belt, not an abattoir.
 
2013-09-20 02:40:06 PM

CasperImproved: There is NO excusing the parent for this. Hell, adults make sure they do not have their fingers/feet near the conveyor in casae it starts moving.

Negligent homicide is still homicide.


I don't disagree. I was just trying to imagine how someone could end up accomplishing such a thing.  If anything, I think the legal system too often rules such things as accidents when the "grief is punishment enough" mentality shouldn't cut it.
 
2013-09-20 06:16:05 PM
I suppose anyone, in a moment of sheer stupidity, could momentarily set something valuable down next to them on a temporarly-not-moving-moving-thing. However this mother, after making the utterly stupid move of setting her baby down on a conveyer belt, then apparently left the 5-month-old unattended long enough for the belt to start moving again, the baby to travel around the carousel, and become crushed in the rollers at the end of it before she apparently noticed anything was wrong. I'm not sure how that happens, other than through gross neglect and stupidity.
 
2013-09-20 06:36:21 PM
I only want to add that we need to work on the social norms regarding luggage carousels.   It drives me nuts when people stand all the way against the carousel before their luggage can even be seen.  Even worse is when an entire family is crowded together to retrieve a single bag.   Everybody needs to take four steps back and then take turns.  Please, and thank you.
 
2013-09-20 08:07:04 PM
I would also like to add that if you are curious as to which turnstyles go counter-clockwise or clockwise, The Dull Men's Club is the place to find out.

http://www.dullmensclub.com/airport-luggage-carousels.html
 
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