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Posted: 12/27/2013 2:26:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/27/2013 2:31:43 PM EDT by rick458]
Link Posted: 12/27/2013 2:44:08 PM EDT
I do not believe commercial shells were involed
Link Posted: 12/30/2013 2:49:06 AM EDT
I will be attending his funeral Tuesday, along with the rest of the shift
Link Posted: 12/30/2013 3:02:05 AM EDT
Originally Posted By rick458:
http://m.chron.com/neighborhood/bayarea/article/Baytown-man-dies-after-mishap-with-flare-gun-in-5096204.php

He had been talking about this for some time
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Link Posted: 12/30/2013 7:08:58 AM EDT
Thanks Sierra5
Link Posted: 12/30/2013 8:04:58 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Sierra5:
Originally Posted By rick458:
http://m.chron.com/neighborhood/bayarea/article/Baytown-man-dies-after-mishap-with-flare-gun-in-5096204.php

He had been talking about this for some time


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Link Posted: 1/23/2014 11:52:58 PM EDT
Details?
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 2:59:17 AM EDT
A workmate had a Havok
and on Christmas night was making a shell
blew one hand off, blew fingers off the other
had several chest penetrations, blew the windows
in on the back of the house (he was in the backyard)
Died in transport

Appears to have opened some high powered firecrackers
(Atom bombs) and mixed black powder for a launch charge

Not the Havoks fault at all
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 8:02:25 AM EDT

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Originally Posted By rick458:


A workmate had a Havok

and on Christmas night was making a shell

blew one hand off, blew fingers off the other

had several chest penetrations, blew the windows

in on the back of the house (he was in the backyard)

Died in transport



Appears to have opened some high powered firecrackers

(Atom bombs) and mixed black powder for a launch charge



Not the Havoks fault at all

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Was he successful in mixing the charge, inserting the homemade cartage into the launcher, and then had it explode upon pulling the trigger?

 
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 9:12:06 AM EDT
There was a plastic casing found in the yard
but a machined casing was possibly involved

He had been doing a lot of research on the web
but did not clearly understand powder burn rates

If we (esp I) had known he was planning to involve
fireworks like that I could have told him why that could never
have worked

We heard from his wife shortly after it happened
because he was scheduled OT the following morning
he had her call the plant.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 1:23:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By rick458:
A workmate had a Havok
and on Christmas night was making a shell
blew one hand off, blew fingers off the other
had several chest penetrations, blew the windows
in on the back of the house (he was in the backyard)
Died in transport

Appears to have opened some high powered firecrackers
(Atom bombs) and mixed black powder for a launch charge

Not the Havoks fault at all
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 I am guessing that it wasn't pure 'BLACK POWDER'.

 Probably mixed in some FLASH POWDER.  This mixture is dangerous schiesse, It can detonate.

 This detonation of a contaminated/mixed launching charge can detonate the main flash powder signal/charge.

~Will
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 1:23:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2014 1:24:47 PM EDT by William_lxix]
DOUBLE TAP
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 9:03:31 PM EDT
Many types of flash powder can also be detonated by the simple shock of the lift charge going off. That's the thing many people fail to understand. You don't need a spark to get through, if you are using that sensitive of a mixture. Simply firing it will do the trick, and explode your round in your face. Not worth messing with those... Easily lose fingers, hands, or in this case, your life. GROG
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 2:11:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2014 2:12:36 PM EDT by William_lxix]
Yes indeed GROG - chlorates (oxidizer) mixed with different fuels at different ratios can make some TOUCH sensitive initiating explosives (Armstrong's mixture) to relatively insensitive propellants.

~Will
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