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#1 dwheadstone

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:51 PM

Someone on way to hospital code 3 !
Let's pray he or she will be OK.
The show is at Mohave county fairgrounds

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:47 AM

sad pretty sad........

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#3 dwheadstone

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 11:32 AM

Someone on way to hospital code 3 !
Let's pray he or she will be OK.
The show is at Mohave county fairgrounds

Today Friday just found out the guy is not in good shape, some how he had his head over one of tubes and got hit in the side of head by one of the shells , they sent him by air to a Nevada hospital.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:57 PM

Today Friday just found out the guy is not in good shape, some how he had his head over one of tubes and got hit in the side of head by one of the shells , they sent him by air to a Nevada hospital.

Link to the story http://www.myfoxphoe...ing-malfunction

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:38 PM

The story if link does not work

A 40-year-old pyrotechnician was critically injured after a pre-packaged box of fireworks malfunctioned at an event on Thursday night.

When a box of fireworks weren't working at a display at Mohave County Fairgrounds, Kingman Fire Department says Jeremy Lee, of Utah, went to investigate.

As Lee was checking the fireworks, they detonated improperly out of the side of their tubes and struck him in the head.

Firefighters say Lee was wearing the correct safety gear, but still received massive head injuries and burns.

He was taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center and later flown to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nev., in critical condition.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:43 PM

My deepest prayers go to him, Hope he Can recover.
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Posted 08 July 2013 - 07:41 PM


My prayers are for him.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:49 PM

Wow... That really sucks. I hope he recovers.
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Posted 31 October 2013 - 05:15 PM

the guy was wearing proper safety gear and still got hurt... 


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:35 PM

There really is no "proper safety gear" for getting hit with a shell on its way out of the gun.  It'll kill you no matter how good of helmet you are wearing.  Safety gear is more for low breaks, falling debris, etc. 



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 10:18 PM

the guy was wearing proper safety gear and still got hurt... 

 

Yep.  It is unfortunate that he was hurt.  No PPE will protect you from every possible situation.  It is a risk we are all assume.  This goes way beyond the pyro world too.  The best we can do is to take reasonable precautions and hope for the best. 

 

There really is no "proper safety gear" for getting hit with a shell on its way out of the gun.  It'll kill you no matter how good of helmet you are wearing.  Safety gear is more for low breaks, falling debris, etc. 

 

Also true. Low breaks, normal fallout, sparks, etc - that is what I am protecting myself from on a shoot site.  Taking a direct hit from a shell will be bad no matter what PPE is used. Even the turnout gear we wear for structural firefighting can be penetrated by high speed shrapnel. 


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