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Anatomy of a Disaster

This is the BIG problem plaguing our subway system in DC. This one does not appear to be a failing power connector. If you look closely towards the bottom left there appears to be a bit of trash, possibly tin foil caught on the insulator holding the 3rd Rail, allowing it to arc to ground and the travelling rail. 700 Volts at 6,000 Amps makes a hell of a boom when it is shorted!

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2016 in News, Uncategorized

 

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Cop Blows Up Federal Lab Trying to Cook Meth

Cooking Meth…In a Crime Lab…Surrounded by other cops?

The sort of “Post Traumatic House Disorder” caused by a meth lab exploding in a house. By reports, this isn’t an uncommon happening in regions of the country where illegal meth is made. The chemicals used in making the drug are apparently highly explosive.

This Cop Blew Up A Federal Lab Trying To Cook Meth On The Weekends

 

A former lieutenant with the police force at at federal laboratory near Washington, D.C., was charged Tuesday with trying to cook meth at the lab last month.

The former police officer, Christopher Bartley, is being charged with “knowingly and intentionally attempting to manufacture a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, according to court documents obtained by NBC Washington.

On July 18, a Saturday night, Bartley allegedly caused an explosion in one of the labs at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. At the time of the explosion, Bartley was on duty with the lab’s police force.

The explosion blew out windows in the building and set off a heat alarm that alerted fire fighters to the scene. Police arrived shortly after to find Bartley with burns on his hands and arms.

Inside the building, police also found drain cleaner, a recipe for meth, pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient in Sudafed.

The security guard was taken to a local hospital and treated for burns before being released Sunday morning. By Sunday night, he had resigned from his police job.

Congress opened an investigation into the blast the following week, seeking to understand how an employee of the federal government could be producing meth in a government funded lab.

Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Science Committee, which oversees NIST, told The Daily Caller News Foundation his committee is still investigating the matter.

This guy probably thought this was a good idea, because he would have access to all of the chemistry equipment, and safety equipment in terms of blowers and fans – giving him a huge advantage of folks trying this at home on their 4 burner electric stove…

No telling how long he had been doing this before he messed up.

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2015 in Nawwwwww!

 

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A Little Dab Will Do Ya’!

Sometimes the thinking if little bit is good, more is better doesn’t quite work out as this group of would be Bank Robbers found out the hard way!

German Robbers Blew Up the Bank... And Left the Cash Machine Intact

German bank ‘blown up by robbers in botched raid’

Suspected robbers in Germany appear to have miscalculated the quantity of explosives needed to blow their way into a rural bank.

The building housing the bank in the northern village of Malliss was largely destroyed by an overnight explosion.

The bank’s cash machine survived intact and the suspected thieves are not thought to have made away with any money, Germany’s Welt Online reported.

No-one was injured, though the blast damaged nearby cars and buildings.

Investigators were working on the assumption that robbers had placed their explosives, possibly made from petrol or acetylene, at the entrance to the bank, German broadcaster NDR said.

The presence of a delivery van near the site of the explosion indicated that the suspected thieves may have intended to drive off with the cash dispenser, local media reported.

Whoops!

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2010 in Nawwwwww!

 

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