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2021-07-21 -Short Attention Span Theater-
LAPD bomb squad 'miscalculated' weight of homemade fireworks when 'controlled' detonation went horribly wrong destroying armored truck and leaving 17 people injured
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Posted by Skidmark 2021-07-21 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [353 views ]  Top

#1 Top. Men.
Posted by SteveS 2021-07-21 00:19||   2021-07-21 00:19|| Front Page Top

#2 Failure to properly calculate the safety radius, blast impact, and damage. In an era of probable bio-weapons, a "controlled" detonation in a built-up area? How prudent is that ?

If you can't move the charge, how about moving the people ?

They actually may have been lucky.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-07-21 00:58||   2021-07-21 00:58|| Front Page Top

#3 Affirmative action strikes again?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2021-07-21 04:24||   2021-07-21 04:24|| Front Page Top

"Larry, you stupid bastard! You buy doughnuts by the kilo every day!"
Posted by Dron66046 2021-07-21 04:32||   2021-07-21 04:32|| Front Page Top

#5 You had one flipping job and you screwed it up. Bet they use a scale next time.
Posted by Bangkok Billy 2021-07-21 05:53||   2021-07-21 05:53|| Front Page Top

#6 Similar story, Top Men.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-07-21 06:06||   2021-07-21 06:06|| Front Page Top

#7 ...When I was a munitions maintenance specialist for the USAF, about this time every year we would have a rash of instances of people in the dorm or base housing being caught with fireworks, which was an absolute no-no on base. When caught, we were detailed to pick the stuff up and store it until EOD could properly dispose of it.

And we aren't talking throwing it in the back of the truck and lighting it on the range - we were required to treat it (and all unknown explosives) as if it were a live Mk82 bomb, and dispose of it on the range according to Hoyle.

My first time dealing with this, I asked (politely and respectfully, of course; that's just the kinda guy I am )why we were going to that extent and was told that rarely are these things made with any kind of quality control or design safety. They could - and did - go off from being set on a sun-warmed street surface or from rough handling. Every chief I ever had treated them as the deadliest things they could have ever worked with, and I quickly held to that view and have ever since. My family and friends consider me a spoilsport; but on the other hand they can do so with the same number of digits, limbs, eyes, and orifices that they started the day with, as well as not catching a severe case of the dead.

Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2021-07-21 06:33||   2021-07-21 06:33|| Front Page Top

#8 But getting the right answer is racist.
Posted by Deacon Blues 2021-07-21 08:04||   2021-07-21 08:04|| Front Page Top

#9 We got it under control. Out motto is "Fireworks Is Us."

24 years later now.
Posted by JohnQC 2021-07-21 08:43||   2021-07-21 08:43|| Front Page Top

#10 "...they can do so with the same number of digits, limbs, eyes, and orifices that they started the day with, as well as not catching a severe case of the dead."

Essentially the same thing wording we teach for construction safety.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2021-07-21 09:40||   2021-07-21 09:40|| Front Page Top

#11 Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?
Posted by Craig O 2021-07-21 10:24||   2021-07-21 10:24|| Front Page Top

#12 ^ Nice reference, Sundance
Posted by Frank G 2021-07-21 10:35||   2021-07-21 10:35|| Front Page Top

#13  rarely are these things made with any kind of quality control or design safety

Almost all of them are made in China, after all.
Posted by Glenmore 2021-07-21 11:06||   2021-07-21 11:06|| Front Page Top

#14 That damn decimal point shift gets ya every time.
Posted by DarthVader 2021-07-21 12:21||   2021-07-21 12:21|| Front Page Top

#15 Not like they messed up grains on a reload, they missed it by 13 pounds.
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-07-21 18:41||   2021-07-21 18:41|| Front Page Top

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