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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:42 PM
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Man killed by beer keg explosion
Investigators were trying to determine who tossed a beer keg into a burning barrel at a party, causing a deadly explosion that sent metal shards slicing through a crowd of people, police said.

The explosion early Sunday killed Sean Caselli, 22, of New Milford. Seven other people were taken to hospitals with burns and shrapnel wounds, police said. Caselli was struck in the neck by a piece of flying metal.

Police Sgt. Lee Grabner said investigators interviewed witnesses Sunday to try to identify the person who threw a quarter-keg of beer into the flames, and to determine whether criminal charges should be filed.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2006/10/23/2105053-ap...
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Tiggeroshii Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:43 PM
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1. Wow.
Can anybody think of any stupider thing to do at a keg party?
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:44 PM
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2. I hope they catch whoever did it
What a horrible way to die :(
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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:45 PM
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3. Bringing an AK and opening up on the party goers?
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Tiggeroshii Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:01 PM
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9. Well it's stupid if not intentionally malicious
However aweful, I hope this incident was not intentionally malicious...
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:00 PM
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17. Is that a dare or something?
I can think of plenty of dumber things to do at a keg party.

:dunce:
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shain from kane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:45 PM
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4. An IED? Don't give the terrorists any ideas. Beer blast.
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 01:47 PM by shain from kane
An IED can be almost anything with any type of material and initiator. It is a homemade device that is designed to cause death or injury by using explosives alone or in combination with toxic chemicals, biological toxins, or radiological material. IEDs can be produced in varying sizes, functioning methods, containers, and delivery methods. IEDs can utilize commercial or military explosives, homemade explosives, or military ordnance and ordnance components.

They are unique in nature because the IED builder has had to improvise with the materials at hand. Designed to defeat a specific target or type of target, they generally become more difficult to detect and protect against as they become more sophisticated.

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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:48 PM
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5. As Hank Hill would say....
"DON'T BLAME THE BEER!"

That's REALLY dumb, by the way. What'd they think would happen? :eyes:
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:52 PM
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6. Kegs really are dangerous. It amazes me that people do such stupid...
...things to an aluminum barrel under pressure. I would say it's natural selection at it's finest but alot of times keg explosions hurt many more people than those who actually did whatever stupid thing caused it to explode.

PB
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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:52 PM
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7. My town and I know.................
quite a few of the kids there but haven't spoken to any of them yet. The band that played at the party and my band have played gigs together and I was talking to one of the guys at our gig on friday night. The boy who died was a year ahead of my youngest in high school and was recovering from a motorcycle accident that happened a few weeks back. I'm still trying to figure out who the others were that got injured. I'm sure I will find out at a gig Wed. night.
Really a stupid tragedy.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:00 PM
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8. Yet more evidence that one can not "teach"
common sense.... How tragic (and so damned stupid)
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:02 PM
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10. As of this morning's paper, they still didn't know what happened.
People standing around partying, and BOOM. What the fuck goes through people's heads? Oh, yeah...it was 3 a.m. at a keg party. That's what.
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MisoWeaver Donating Member (99 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:22 PM
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11. I wonder if alcohol was a factor????
Ya Think!
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:32 PM
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12. Darwin Award winning act?
One can only hope that the dead guy was the idiot who threw the damned thing into the fire.

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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:53 PM
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13. I've seen dumb things done with empty kegs...
Like the one time some people took a couple of empties and decided to play human Donkey Kong on the stairs...but Jesus Christ, a full keg of beer? Tossed into a fire? What kind of fucking asshole not only does something that stupid and dangerous, but wastes AN ENTIRE FUCKING KEG OF BEER?

You would think frat rats would know better than to waste the beer, if they're too dumb to understand heat + pressure = boom.
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:00 PM
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14. PV=nRT (ideal gas equation)
The volume of the gas will increase as the temperature increases (Charles's Law).


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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:28 PM
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15. Relax, dude. The keg was empty.
http://www.newstimeslive.com/news/story.php?id=1018591

Caselli, 22, of North Valley Road, was killed in an explosion that police said was precipitated when someone threw an empty beer keg into a fire as the gathering on Aspetuck Ridge Road wound down shortly after 3 a.m. Caselli was struck by a piece of flying metal, and seven other guests were taken to area hospitals with less serious injuries.

So the poor guy is still dead, but at least no one was dumb enough to throw a full keg into the fire, so I guess that makes it all right. :sarcasm:
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:00 PM
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16. A full keg wouldn't have been nearly as bad
But it would have qualified as "alcohol abuse".
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YDogg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:31 PM
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18. Damn.
I was at a camp once about thirty two years ago when a dude threw a small CO2 canister into a campfire as he walked past; the kind used to power those small cars kids made in shop class. Nobody was in the campsite at the time -- yeah, not so smart that there was a fire smouldering in the campsite unattended. We were about 100 yards away, and the explosion was pretty damned loud and sent stuff flying throughout that campsite. Scared the hell out of us. I cannot even imagine what a keg explosion would be like, but it must have been hellish.
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