Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 12:28:24

Author: David Maiullo

Subject: Re: Demo Accident at U of I

Post:

Sammie,

Thanks for the update, it's appreciated.

Dave/RU

Sam Sampere wrote:
> I spoke with Dale this morning and he's pretty jovial and essentially unharmed. He's wearing plastic contacts to prevent his eyelids from rubbing on his corneas, so he cannot see too well. Those contacts blur his vision. Anyway, he can't see the computer screen because of them. He's a very fortunate guy - this could have been disastrous.
>
> Sam
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On Behalf Of chuck britton
> Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2010 11:20 AM
> To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> Subject: Re: [tap-l] Demo Accident at U of I
>
> It wouldn't take much of an H2 leak in a closed vehicle to get an
> explosive concentration build up.
>
> Helium leaks slowly out thru rubber balloons. H2 also?
> Pinprick sized leaks aren't uncommon.
>
>
> As the article said - protocols will be examined.
>
>
> Wishing everyone the best.
> Stay safe - and keep the faith.
>
>
>
> At 9:56 AM -0500 8/12/10, Cliff Bettis wrote:
>
>> Dave,
>>
>> I helped him load that van about ten days ago, and I think that side door
>> has circuitry in it that could generate a spark. It certainly hasn't beenr
>> dry in our part of the world as the dew points have been in the upper 70s
>> lately.
>>
>> Cliff
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On
>> Behalf Of David Maiullo
>> Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2010 9:46 AM
>> To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
>> Subject: Re: [tap-l] Demo Accident at U of I
>>
>> Arrgghhh, really lousy news that this happened. JZ, he already had
>> problems with hearing due to years on the combine/tractors, but an
>> explosion like this couldn't help, especially in such close proximity. A
>> blown out window on his vehicle is an indication of the extensive force
>> of this blast....hopefully, he's not severely burned, and, if he's
>> coming back to work next week, I'm hoping this means he won't have any
>> permanent damage.
>>
>> Chele, like you I'd like to know he's OK, but you may want to wait on
>> the call. His getting back to Ramesh's text so quickly is an indication
>> he's up and around, but I'm betting he'll also be checking email soon,
>> and he can let us all know the particulars, if he'd like to, then. In
>> other words, I'd give him and Kathy some time/privacy. But I won't be
>> upset if you do ignore my advice and tell us how he is!
>>
>> This also leads to a few questions:
>>
>> Anyone else ever have a spontaneous explosion of H or H & O balloons?
>> I've had these balloons pop before using them in a show, but never, ever
>> explode......and being an Iowa summer, it couldn't have been dry, which
>> also seems to indicate an electrostatic spark wasn't the cause. Pretty
>> odd. I'm curious what Dale thinks was the cause.
>>
>> Hopefully, this won't lead to some type of safety "witch hunt" amongst
>> University fire and safety people...they already harass me enough. Of
>> course, one incident is one too many, and if this had happened with kids
>> or an audience involved, the repercussions would/could be far worse.
>> And I know the usual knee jerk reaction is just to say, "can't use 'em".
>>
>> Dale, feel better soon, my friend......we need ya.
>>
>> Dave/RU
>>
>> Zani, Gerald wrote:
>>
>>> Oh Lord.
>>>
>>> Not Dale.
>>>
>>> I'm thinking that he has at least permanent damage to the ears.
>>>
>>> And likely worse.
>>>
>>> It will all depend on the details.
>>>
>>> - J
>>>
>>> On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 9:20 AM, Gabe Alba >> > wrote:
>>>
>>> Thanks Stephen. I sure hope Dale is alright. If the report is
>>> correct that he's been released from the hospital, then he
>>> probably is; just in a lot of pain I would imagine.
>>>
>>> I look forward to his letting us know.
>>>
>>> Gabe (Rutgers)
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>> On Aug 12, 2010, at 1:29, "Irons, Stephen" >> > wrote:
>>>
>>> > This came up on my google news page. Apparently Dale was injured
>>> in an H2 and O2 balloon accident. If anyone knows how he's doing,
>>> let us know. And Dale, I hope you are ok.
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>> http://www.press-citizen.com/article/20100811/NEWS01/8110310/UI-staffer-inju
>> red-in-balloon-explosion
>>
>>> >
>>> > Stephen.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>
>
>

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