Tree stump kills Lawrence County student!

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Tree stump kills Lawrence County student!

Post by drrabbit » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:52 pm

I will have to pull the article and put in all the accurate details if anyone is interested:


In the fall of 1932 or 33, there was a work crew working on the Ironton-Jackson road (St Rte 93?) one day. And there was a large tree stump that they wanted to get rid of. So they put 20 sticks of dynamite under it. The explosion sent the stump 200 yards and it crashed through the roof of the small school that was there. One student was struck and the roof caved in injurying five others. Two boys had skull fractures and one was expected to die while the other was 'precarious' according to the newspaper. The other four had serious but less life threatening fractures. The boy in precarious condition died while the former boy improved and lived--at least a week--against the dire prediction. The boy that died was 12 years old. The children were all 8-12 years of age that were hurt. Without antibiotics in those days, even a deep bruise or a gash could prove fatal--let alone a serious head injury.

Never give men explosives or at least only give them one stick of dynamite at time. They were obviously trying the old adage that 'if a little is good, more is better.'



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Re: Tree stump kills student!

Post by OZZIEOHIO » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:04 am

Never give men explosives or at least only give them one stick of dynamite at time. They were obviously trying the old adage that 'if a little is good, more is better.'




I wish I had seen this before, I took BOO fishing. He told me he had a new bait and guarented that he catches fish. The next thing I know is we were riding waves!!!!!

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Re: Tree stump kills student!

Post by BigOrangeOne » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:08 am

But I only use one stick at a time... so I'm good.

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Re: Tree stump kills student!

Post by drrabbit » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:17 am

Now you I would only give a half a stick at a time! Whole sticks are reserved for those who are named BOOM not BOO.

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Post by BigOrangeOne » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:26 am

drrabbit wrote:Now you I would only give a half a stick at a time! Whole sticks are reserved for those who are named BOOM not BOO.


In the water they just go.... balloopp... depending on how deep the water is.

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Re: Tree stump kills student!

Post by OZZIEOHIO » Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:02 am

Thats how he got the nik name BOO. Its short for BOOmer. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Tree stump kills Lawrence County student!

Post by BigOrangeOne » Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:09 pm

They shortened it when I came from the old country. (Kentucky).

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