Mercedes SLK World banner

1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Administrator - Founding Member
Joined
·
92,804 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies

CALAIS, Maine (AP) — A young man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, fatally injuring himself, authorities said Sunday.

Devon Staples and his friends had been drinking and setting off fireworks Saturday night in the backyard of a friend's home in the small eastern Maine city of Calais, said Stephen McCausland, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety. Staples, 22, of Calais, placed a fireworks mortar tube on his head and set it off, he said.

The firework exploded, killing Staples instantly, McCausland said.

His death is the first fireworks fatality in Maine since the state legalized fireworks on Jan. 1, 2012, authorities said.

Calais is on the Canadian border near New Brunswick.
 

·
Administrator - Founding Member
Joined
·
92,804 Posts
Discussion Starter #3

·
Registered
Joined
·
400 Posts
This second link is a sad proof of how things work in the world..

And I don't mind a stupid mother of an even more stupid son, but this passage:

Democratic Rep. Michel Lajoie, a retired fire chief from Lewiston who has pushed to repeal Maine's fireworks law in the past, said Monday that he's considering trying to introduce another measure next year but acknowledged it faces long odds. Retailers have fiercely opposed any effort in the Legislature to restrict the use of fireworks.
It's really sad that lawmakers cannot make sensible laws because someone opposes them.

I oppose all the stupid laws they make but they don't bother, but of course as soon as money's involved...
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
698 Posts
Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies

CALAIS, Maine (AP) — A young man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, fatally injuring himself, authorities said Sunday.

Devon Staples and his friends had been drinking and setting off fireworks Saturday night in the backyard of a friend's home in the small eastern Maine city of Calais, said Stephen McCausland, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety. Staples, 22, of Calais, placed a fireworks mortar tube on his head and set it off, he said.

The firework exploded, killing Staples instantly, McCausland said.

His death is the first fireworks fatality in Maine since the state legalized fireworks on Jan. 1, 2012, authorities said.

Calais is on the Canadian border near New Brunswick.
Sorry, but laws can't fix stupid
The fireworks are not at fault here, its the moron that thought it was a good idea to us his head.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top