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seen the elevator crush video?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by craigntx, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. Jigo23

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    Wow, what a gruesome way to go. What always amazes me in situations like these (video of the Boston Marathon bombings is an excellent case study) is the widely varied reactions by the people in the immediate vicinity of the incident. To me it says a lot about the innate unfiltered character traits of the human species. In general, it seems people tend to:
    1) run away immediately to safety
    2) run towards and take immediate action
    3) too frozen in fear to move at all
    4) move randomly, knowing something should be done but not knowing what that is
    5) ignore and not acknowledge what they are seeing, as if that will make it not real
    Same goes for combat situations it seems. Sometimes training takes over to move the body in conditioned responses, but sometimes not.
    Very interesting to me for some reason.
     


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  4. Texasjack

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    My neighbor was in an elevator on an offshore platform that plunged to the deck. He broke quite a few bones in his legs and feet - others were not as lucky. He did collect a claim, but it took like 10 years of fighting to get.

    They had one of those "construction" type elevators in a chemical plant I worked in. I rode it once and never again. Sometimes it was a long climb up stairs or ladders, but those crappy elevators broke at least once a week and I wasn't about to be in it when it failed.
     
  5. busykngt

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    Yeah, but the elevator was in the U.S. - similar crushing failures leading to death. (Wonder if it was an Otis or Dover elevator?)
     
  6. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire It ain't gun control we need; it's sin control. TGT Supporter

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    Why ya'll posting this crap on a Friday. I ain't watching... bad vibes.

    Now... where's my beer:)
     
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  8. busykngt

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    Beer.... Hell !

    Where’s my ‘Bloody Mary’?
     
  9. busykngt

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    From the article:
    “A portion of his head snapped off at the upper jaw, the report said.”

    ......well, as long as it was just “a portion”....
     
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    Where’s TX OMFS when you need him?
     


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