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blackmercedes
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Someone died?/Maho Jet Blast
      #1738429 - 07/12/17 09:25 PM (24.165.213.119)

At Maho???? From jet blast?

Edited by ruralcarrier (07/13/17 05:42 AM)


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Jim_Laraine
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Re: Someone died? [Re: blackmercedes]
      #1738431 - 07/12/17 09:33 PM (138.207.189.74)

Sad but true.

https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/67600-breaking-news-woman-dies-after-jet-blast-at-airport


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sailbynight
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Re: Someone died? [Re: Jim_Laraine]
      #1738437 - 07/12/17 11:56 PM (67.166.30.196)

So sad. Plenty of signs warning against, but everyone still does it.

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ruralcarrierModerator
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Re: Someone died? [Re: blackmercedes]
      #1738439 - 07/13/17 05:42 AM (24.209.195.61)

Update Here

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o2bnsxm
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Re: Someone died? [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1738440 - 07/13/17 05:56 AM (65.13.175.190)

Terribly tragic. NY Daily news reported that this was the first fatality ever reported although another person was seriously injured in 2012.
Considering the amount of people that are doing this, and the dangers involved, I was surprised that this was the first fatality.

Edited by o2bnsxm (07/13/17 06:00 AM)


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ravi
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Re: Someone died? [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1738441 - 07/13/17 06:27 AM (209.6.217.72)

Sorry to hear the sad news. Do you think it would be worthwhile to add protective padding around the concrete?

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ruralcarrierModerator
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Re: Someone died? [Re: ravi]
      #1738443 - 07/13/17 06:58 AM (24.209.195.61)

Protective padding? Perhaps but how about people use common sense and don't knowingly do stupid and unsafe things.

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boucharda
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Re: Someone died? [Re: ravi]
      #1738445 - 07/13/17 07:08 AM (24.147.127.229)

After managing an Emergency Department for MANY years I realized there can only be so much done to protect people from themselves.

Tragic event and different but similar situations occur every day everywhere


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weeks5051
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Re: Someone died? [Re: boucharda]
      #1738447 - 07/13/17 08:04 AM (72.80.127.165)

Quote:

boucharda said:
After managing an Emergency Department for MANY years I realized there can only be so much done to protect people from themselves.

Tragic event and different but similar situations occur every day everywhere



Very True. Yearly on average in the U.S. there are 20 deaths from skydiving, 90 deaths worldwide from scuba diving, and over 700 cycling deaths in the U.S. Should we try to stop people from doing these dangerous activities too?


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shieneehead
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Re: Someone died? [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1738448 - 07/13/17 08:05 AM (76.118.155.71)

It is sad that it happened but standing at the fence is one of the most asinine things I've seen. I've never understood the motivation to do it. It doesn't look enjoyable. The internet is loaded with videos of people getting hurt and sandblasted. It's like playing Russian roulette.

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