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you're watching the last moments of four people right there. desensitized
...4 is terrible but it looked like it landed on a whole row of people so i guess they were damn lucky!
Is America having a period of record breaking winds, or do they just really, really need to sort out their health and safety?
I would of hoped common sense would of said the same... but it clearly didn't
Surely someone somewhere was like 'these things are really easy to put up and tear down, this wind may be a bit much especially if they catch those speakers'
it's tragic but someone needs to get a clip around the ear
It looks like something from a JJ Abrams film, didn't think it was real at first.
As someone said above, it's crazy how desensitized you become after growing up with the internet. That shit would've stayed with me for days if I'd watched it a couple of years ago.
Nah, not really. Just on the usual youtube tiny screen. Didn't really need more clarity to see how horrendous it was.
just a glib extension of your comment at the state of the modern world
I saw quite a few youtube comments from people giving it the whole ''LOL SO MUCH FUNNIER IN 1080. STUPID AMERICANZ@!!''
I think it says a lot about the modern world that I was more shocked by the comments section than the footage itself. Crazy times.
or the world's steadiest hand
it's a monopod
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We've had years of bad weather at festivals, and stages don't come down. Are corners being cut?
I'm going to reject that answer, i think.
'designed with the correct wind loadings', presumably? i.e. legal =/= correct? Dunno. You tell me.
I'd say this incident proves exactly why it should.
Obviously it may be that the stage was never supposed to be strong enough for those kinds of weather conditions but somebody should have known what conditions were safe to use the stage in and evacuated sooner.
I mean it's unfortunate and accidents happen but this was one will near-enough certainly have been preventable and , at the very least, someone should learn from this and take steps to ensure it never happens again.
but adding a safety factor isn't what engineering does anymore. it's to do with probabilities and earthshaking information, normally around the types of windward and designs that need or could be seen. I'd guess that something like that is designed to a 100 year event or 1000 year event; one that normally you can say won't happen very often. this means that cost wise you have reduced the risk of an accident to acceptable levels.
now, is that ethical? not sure, but it is practical and we live in a practical world. money and te are bot infinite.
safety factors are rarely just added; they are the result of loads and loads, if not millions of pounds, of research. that does not mKe them fullproof.