What a terrible way to go. Although, I've noticed that quite a few places in Wisconsin have issues with keeping their roads/parking areas good so I'm not going to say I'm completely surprised that some of it would break off. Still, it's crazy.MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee County authorities are planning to release more information about a parking garage accident in which a 30-foot concrete slab fell one story, killing a 15-year old boy and injuring a woman and her teenage son on Thursday.
Sheriff David Clarke has scheduled a news conference for Friday morning.
Clarke and other officials released few details on Thursday afternoon after the slab dropped from the garage built in the 1990s. The incident occurred at about 4 p.m.
It happened just down the street from the Summerfest grounds. At the time, thousands of people were pouring into downtown Milwaukee to attend the kickoff of the annual music festival.
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Thread: I wouldn't want to be this kid
25-06-2010, 17:58 #1
I wouldn't want to be this kid
Last edited by djacob; 25-06-2010 at 18:01.
25-06-2010, 18:39 #2
Indeed, that's sa very bad way to go. I hope he at least died instantly and didn't suffer. It's still sad though.
25-06-2010, 21:52 #3
26-06-2010, 00:22 #4
26-06-2010, 00:47 #5
Hmmm...it doesn't say, but I'm assuming the boy was killed rather quickly. Probably worse for his parents. And the friend, and friend's mother, it seems he was with.mv
26-06-2010, 01:38 #6
Kind've a big downer for opening day at Summerfest, too.
26-06-2010, 01:41 #7
I don't quite understand how a 30 foot slab can kill one but only injure two others. Did it squish the one kid completely while just merely grazing the others? Kind of a strange situation.Blinkie Ponie Armie [BPA] :: The Order of Dii [Dii]
26-06-2010, 04:40 #8
the slab prolly landed squarely on the one, while debris just hit the others. Not a pleasant way to go.
26-06-2010, 07:01 #9
No one wants to be the dying kid. Dah! But people die every day in scores. Any kind of accident, war, hunger, or genocide. What is the big deal about this particular case?
26-06-2010, 07:44 #10
Personally, I find it a whole lot more important than the fact that it's been a year since Michael Jackson's death. I'm not comparing this to his death, but the anniversary of his death... who was surprised that that happened?
Anyway, it's a big deal to the company who neglected the safety of those who parked in their garage. New info is up on that link btw. Apparently that garage is in need of $600,000 in repairs. That'll hurt the budget a bit.