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vailpass
04-25-2006, 12:03 PM
If you allow your 15 year old daughter to smoke at the dinner table,
in front of her kids,
you might be a NASCAR fan ROFL

Billy Bob, Billy Ray, y'all watch them power wires now hear! ROFL

2 fans electrocuted outside Talladega track
Two attempting to anchor flagpole when wind blows it into power line

The Associated Press
Updated: 10:21 a.m. ET April 25, 2006


TALLADEGA, Ala. - Two NASCAR fans were electrocuted in a campground outside Talladega Superspeedway when a flagpole they were erecting touched power lines.

Donny Lynn Wright, 42, of Remlap and Keith Alan Stell, 39, of Birmingham died Monday, said track spokeswoman Kristi King. Talladega County Coroner Jerry Castleberry pronounced them dead at the scene.

The Aaron’s 499 race will be run at the track on Sunday. Fans commonly use poles to fly flags touting their favorite driver.

Witnesses said Wright and Stell were attempting to anchor a flagpole when it was caught by wind and pushed into power lines running along a road outside the track.

“They were trying to pull the flagpole back off the lines,” said James Snider, who was sitting about 30 yards away from the victims’ camp site. “I heard a loud pop that sounded like a firecracker, and I went running because the power lines fell. They were both lying on the ground, and two women were trying to get to them to get them away from the wires.”

© 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

© 2006 MSNBC.com

URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12478552/?from=ET

Dave Lane
04-25-2006, 12:05 PM
classic

Dave

Donger
04-25-2006, 12:06 PM
Ummm, yeah. I also find people being electrocuted hilarious.

Skip Towne
04-25-2006, 12:07 PM
Well, damn, Harley, would you look at that!

Demonpenz
04-25-2006, 12:08 PM
That's too bad. Hope nothing like that happens at arrowhead.

Donger
04-25-2006, 12:10 PM
Wait, has anyone seen chiefs4me around?

KCTitus
04-25-2006, 12:11 PM
A similar thing happened at Fort AP Hill...3 or 4 boyscout leaders were putting up a large tent and the main pole contacted a power line killing several last summer in VA.

StcChief
04-25-2006, 12:12 PM
after burn flesh smell clears.....

I smell a law suit...against the campground.

CosmicPal
04-25-2006, 12:15 PM
That's too bad. Hope nothing like that happens at arrowhead.

No, it's more likely to happen at Invesco Field.

Nzoner
04-25-2006, 03:07 PM
Ummm, yeah. I also find people being electrocuted hilarious.

As much as I hate Nascar,I didn't find it amusing either,I did alert my mrs to it though as her and her sisters have a couple of those flag poles they take to the races.

KCTitus
04-25-2006, 03:09 PM
As much as I hate Nascar,I didn't find it amusing either,I did alert my mrs to it though as her and her sisters have a couple of those flag poles they take to the races.

2 weeks till the Ricmond race...I cant wait! Going to both the Busch and Nextel race this year. Also purchased tix for the IRL race in June.

4th and Long
04-25-2006, 03:32 PM
after burn flesh smell clears.....

I smell a law suit...against the campground.
Aint happenin'. :shake: Power lines are not owned by the camp ground.
Witnesses said Wright and Stell were attempting to anchor a flagpole when it was caught by wind and pushed into power lines running along a road outside the track.
Now unless you can sue mother nature for making the wind blow, this has no real lawsuit potential. If anything, these guys were too close to the power lines, which by the way, are not invisible. They can clearly be seen and are a known hazard.

Set up a flag pole too close to power lines on a windy day and what do you get?

ZZZZZZZZAP!!!!!

What did we learn from this, Beaver?

Donger
04-25-2006, 03:34 PM
As much as I hate Nascar,I didn't find it amusing either,I did alert my mrs to it though as her and her sisters have a couple of those flag poles they take to the races.

Do they not make flagpoles out of non-conductive material these days?

Nzoner
04-25-2006, 03:38 PM
Do they not make flagpoles out of non-conductive material these days?

I wouldn't know,I don't go to that much trouble to show my team support.

DJJasonp
04-25-2006, 04:04 PM
I think it's pretty safe to say that I dont take any chances with ANY materials near power lines.

Pretty much a 1st-grade taught lesson.

vailpass
04-25-2006, 06:09 PM
Ummm, yeah. I also find people being electrocuted hilarious.

Don't let it get you down Donger. At least now these two guys are together with Dale in that big 'ol deep-fat fried twinkie in the sky.

Baby Lee
04-25-2006, 06:11 PM
Don't let it get you down Donger. At least now these two guys are together with Dale in that big 'ol deep-fat fried twinkie in the sky.
Elton John died??!!

vailpass
04-25-2006, 06:20 PM
Elton John died??!!

:clap: Nice.

Skip Towne
04-25-2006, 06:51 PM
I have successfully avoided power lines for more than 60 years.

JBucc
04-25-2006, 06:59 PM
don't touch that

chiefs4me
04-25-2006, 08:56 PM
If you allow your 15 year old daughter to smoke at the dinner table,
in front of her kids,
you might be a NASCAR fan ROFL

Billy Bob, Billy Ray, y'all watch them power wires now hear! ROFL

2 fans electrocuted outside Talladega track
Two attempting to anchor flagpole when wind blows it into power line

The Associated Press
Updated: 10:21 a.m. ET April 25, 2006


TALLADEGA, Ala. - Two NASCAR fans were electrocuted in a campground outside Talladega Superspeedway when a flagpole they were erecting touched power lines.

Donny Lynn Wright, 42, of Remlap and Keith Alan Stell, 39, of Birmingham died Monday, said track spokeswoman Kristi King. Talladega County Coroner Jerry Castleberry pronounced them dead at the scene.

The Aaron’s 499 race will be run at the track on Sunday. Fans commonly use poles to fly flags touting their favorite driver.

Witnesses said Wright and Stell were attempting to anchor a flagpole when it was caught by wind and pushed into power lines running along a road outside the track.

“They were trying to pull the flagpole back off the lines,” said James Snider, who was sitting about 30 yards away from the victims’ camp site. “I heard a loud pop that sounded like a firecracker, and I went running because the power lines fell. They were both lying on the ground, and two women were trying to get to them to get them away from the wires.”

© 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

© 2006 MSNBC.com

URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12478552/?from=ET











I could care less what you think of nascar or it's fans, but I do care that you used 2 smilies when describing someone's death..:shake:

Donger
04-25-2006, 09:02 PM
I could care less what you think of nascar or it's fans, but I do care that you used 2 smilies when describing someone's death..:shake:

Oh, thank God!

"It's alive!! It's ALLLLIIIVVVVEEEE!!"

chiefs4me
04-25-2006, 09:06 PM
Oh, thank God!

"It's alive!! It's ALLLLIIIVVVVEEEE!!"



Aww, were you worried??ROFL

Donger
04-25-2006, 09:13 PM
Aww, were you worried??ROFL

Of course I was.

chief52
04-25-2006, 09:15 PM
Do they not make flagpoles out of non-conductive material these days?

Yes, those yellow telescopic poles are actually poles used by linemen and made by Hastings, I believe. Not saying you should try to do line work with them, but if someone really is going to buy one, buy one of these fiberglass ones.

If you have ever seen the ones flying outside of SportsNuts near the stadium, those yellow poles are telescopic fiberglass poles and would have saved those guys.

Being an electric lineman by trade, I have heard of lots of "poles" getting into the power lines. The saddest must be the tent pole the Scout leaders got into the lines in another camp ground incident.

Donger
04-25-2006, 09:17 PM
Elton John died??!!

ROFL

Holy sh*t. You are going straight to Hell. It'll be nice to have some company, though.

I admit, I just read that these two pinheads, "were trying to pull the flagpole back off the lines.” Jeezus, you've got to be either very drunk or really f*cking stupid to do that.

Donger
04-25-2006, 09:18 PM
If you have ever seen the ones flying outside of SportsNuts near the stadium, those yellow poles are telescopic fiberglass poles and would have saved those guys.

Yeah, but they probably pissed all over them though, too.

chiefs4me
04-25-2006, 09:19 PM
Of course I was.








:hmmm:..Who is this???

Saulbadguy
04-25-2006, 09:22 PM
I could care less what you think of nascar or it's fans, but I do care that you used 2 smilies when describing someone's death..:shake:
:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Saulbadguy
04-25-2006, 09:23 PM
I have successfully avoided power lines for more than 60 years.
That's impressive, considering you've lived under them your entire life!

chief52
04-25-2006, 09:25 PM
Yeah, but they probably pissed all over them though, too.
Very true. Linemen keep them clean and coated...piss and grime would make them pretty conductive again.
:(

Donger
04-25-2006, 09:25 PM
:hmmm:..Who is this???

Well, when I read that some dipshit managed to fry himself and his buddy at a NASCAR race because he was either too drunk or too stupid (perhaps both) to be aware of the basic fundamentals of basic electricity, I naturally deduced that his decision making abilities were probably flawed to begin with. Hence, his choice of a bride and mate was probably just as bad.

Naturally, I thought of you.

chief52
04-25-2006, 09:29 PM
“They were trying to pull the flagpole back off the lines,” said James Snider, who was sitting about 30 yards away from the victims’ camp site. “I heard a loud pop that sounded like a firecracker, and I went running because the power lines fell. They were both lying on the ground, and two women were trying to get to them to get them away from the wires.”

The "loud pop" they heard was most likely the fuses on the tap line blowing as too many amps were flowing to though them directly to ground and through the guys holding the poles. What would make them try to pull the flagpole back of the lines??? :shake:

Donger
04-25-2006, 09:31 PM
What would make them try to pull the flagpole back of the lines??? :shake:

Have you seen a picture of chiefs4me?

QuikSsurfer
04-25-2006, 09:56 PM
http://www.dorkingout.com/images/132420633_l.jpg

don't monkey around powerlines

chiefs4me
04-25-2006, 10:03 PM
Have you seen a picture of chiefs4me?









Now there's the asshole I know..:rolleyes:

Donger
04-25-2006, 10:18 PM
Now there's the asshole I know..:rolleyes:

Heh. You picked that one?