Strip club blows up! (Springfield, MA)

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  1. viverrid

    viverrid not dead yet

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    And a lot of other stuff too.

    Natural gas explosion originating in strip club on Worthington St.

    Nobody killed, several injured.
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  2. BuckRider

    BuckRider Long timer

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    I don't understand why anyone would order Nachos in a place like that!
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  3. ehatcher

    ehatcher Hello? Is this thing on?

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    Oh the humanity! How will all those single moms feed their kids? What will all the wayward husbands do with their wads of single dollar bills?

    Truly a tragedy :cry





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  4. 8gv

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    Silicone is explosive? Who knew?
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  5. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    I've heard from fireman that implants do blow up from extreme heat.

    This thread is useless without before pictures, after not necessary. :D
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  6. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    I imagine the poor boys who have to explain where they were to their wives...:lol3
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  7. viverrid

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    "Officials said a worker for Columbia Gas Co., responding to a call Friday evening about a gas odor in a building on Worthington Street in the city’s entertainment district, was using a metal probe to try to find the leak. He accidentally punctured an underground pipeline, causing gas to rush out, and an unknown spark triggered the powerful explosion."

    Will he get fired for this?
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  8. 8gv

    8gv Long timer

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    How crappy is the pipe that it can be pierced by a guy with a metal rod?
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  9. viverrid

    viverrid not dead yet

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    That guy has one helluva rod. He was in a strip club ya know.
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  10. viverrid

    viverrid not dead yet

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    I have a personal story regarding a gas leak.

    I had rented an office in an old, multistory building. The space used to be a dental office. One room where the dental chair used to be had several pipe stubs sticking up from the floor. I pointed these out to the landlord and asked if I could cut them off (I was going to do my build-out myself). Landlord said sure, those aren't in use.

    So there I was working after hours. One pipe came up through a close-fitting hole in the floor and ended in a threaded cap. There was a lot of slop to the pipe, when I pulled up on the cap it came up a few inches. I unscrewed the cap and the supposedly dead pipe dropped in to the floor space. Only it was a live gas line. Heard the hiss, smelled the smell, but now I couldn't get to the pipe any more to re-cap it. I figured it was filling the drop ceiling space of the floor below with gas.

    This was before cell phones, I had no phone in my space yet, and the other offices were closed. So I ran down 4 flights of stairs and banged on the locked door of the restaurant that was on the ground floor. (I tried the door to the basement where the meters were but it was locked.) The fat bitch who was wiping up inside kept yelling at me to go away they were closed, as I kept yelling "GAS LEAK UPSTAIRS!!! CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT !!! CALL THE POLICE !!!! GET OUT OF THE BUILDING !!! GAS LEAK !!!".

    After a while she took me seriously and called it in, and the police told her to evacuate the building. They got it shut off and ventilated. The Landlord just said "I thought it was turned off." Oh well.
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  11. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Had to be a "fat" bitch huh, not just bitch? What if it was a Chinese restuarant, then what:lol3
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  12. justme23005

    justme23005 Long timer

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    I did some pipeline work for Columbia Gas a few years ago. They were one of the better companies to work for.
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  13. Speedo66

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    Here I thought we were going to get a funny story about a live nitrous oxide pipe. :lol3
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  14. viverrid

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    Depends if she was fat. I didn't say what kind of restaurant it was.
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  15. Apertureguy

    Apertureguy Been here awhile

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    As a kid I worked buffing the floors at an International Paper Co's research office. There was a lab that had Noxious Oxide in it.

    One of the yahoo's I worked with found some hose and hooked it up. However, there was some guy that decided to work late that night. When he came out of his office it was because the guy I knew had passed out for a 2nd time, knocking over crap in the lab....and he was there so long he froze open the valves.

    He wasn't laughing as much as I thought he would be while they were kicking him out of the building.
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