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#1 Peret

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 03:38 AM

You may be interested to know that Mumbles, a member here with a good reputation, was seriously injured in a firework accident at his home today (September 8th).

Here's a link to more information on the APC forum, of which Mumbles is a moderator.

#2 Vic

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 06:04 AM

I am so sorry to hear this, my heart felt feelings go out to him and his family.
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#3 Potassium chlorate

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 06:47 AM

Very, very sad!
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used for sundry preparations, and especially for experimental
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#4 MDH

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 06:54 AM

It seems to me as though this was caused by a very large quantity of black powder igniting, or something of the like. Whatever it was produced enough force to blow windows and doors out?

Edited by MDH, 09 September 2010 - 06:54 AM.


#5 phildunford

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 08:21 AM

More bad news...

Hope Chris makes a full recovery.

Also hope he was licenced, for the sake of himself & the hobby in the US...
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 09:20 AM

Condolences to Mumbles (Chris) and his family. I hope he makes a speedy recovery from his serious injuries.

Hopefully he will recover enough to give us his assesment of what exactly happened in due course.

#7 pyrotrev

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 12:36 PM

Poor Mumbles. Hope everything turns out OK for him, he's made lots of sensible and valuable posts on here.
Trying to do something very beautiful but very dangerous very safely....

#8 Night Owl

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 04:06 PM

Sorry to hear, hope he's gonna be ok, I'm sure we all wish him all the best.

#9 Mumbles

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 01:31 PM

I appreciate all the well wishes and support. You guys are making this process much easier. I don't know how many details I can go into at this time, but my physical and mental status are good and improving. I can tell you that good safety practices and plans are key to my current status.

#10 Deano 1

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 02:34 PM

Get well soon dude. It can only make you stronger. Talk about smell the smoke, you've had enough to last you till the next 4th of July ;) .
Our saviours : In the ninth century, a team of Chinese alchemists trying to synthesize an "elixir of immortality" from saltpeter, sulfur, realgar, and dried honey instead invented gunpowder.

#11 phildunford

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 03:51 PM

Excellent to see you are well enough to be posting!

Full recovery soon I hope...
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Posted 11 September 2010 - 04:46 PM

I have just got back from holiday today and to say i was shocked to read this would be a understatement,get well well soon mumbles.

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 05:39 PM

hi mumbles
my thoughts are with you hope you get better soon.glad to see you are posting again.please let us know what happend when your ready.
all the best paul.
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#14 Vic

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 06:04 PM

Glad to hear you are bearing up Mumbles,

Burns hurt like hell.
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#15 Karl

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 12:26 AM

Wishing a speedy recovery Mumbles, i've had 2nd degree full thickness burns to 70% of my hand and that hurt like no tomorrow!




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