Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Wordless Wednesday on Tuesday

Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least 4 People

March 16, 2008

An ACCIDENT is a specific, identifiable, unexpected, unusual and unintended external event which occurs in a particular time and place, without apparent cause but with marked effects. It implies a generally negative probabilistic outcome which may have been avoided or prevented had circumstances leading up to the accident been recognized, and acted upon, prior to its occurrence.

theteach


19 comments:

Roger said...

Wow that was a bad bad accident!

Heart of Rachel said...

Oh, that's a terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to all the victims and their families.

My WW is not up yet. I'll post it tonight. Take care.

Hazel said...

its worse

Ivanhoe said...

What a tragedy! I cannot belive that with our technology of this century, accidents like this still happen...

The Mama Bear said...

Tragic and frightening. I remember when the crane fell during the construction of the Brewer's stadium in Milwaukee it was terrible. Such an intense picture.
Heads or Tails and Weekly Word Challenge posted today, you get WW tomorrow....haven't decided what to post quite yet.

SandyCarlson said...

Some accident, eh Mary? I guess a new part of the definition is "something you wish didn't happen and for which you are responsible and on which you gambled at the expense of others."

Sad.

Ivanhoe said...

Oh, it's me again. You have something to pick up at my place... I see that you already have it, but this one is from me! :o)

sasha said...

A tragic accident. I believe there are ways to avoid another one and I do hope they do it.

Jim said...

An accident. An accident in law is the opposite of injury (loss to person or property or economic) caused by negligent behavior of someone.
In other words, it--the accident--just happened, which is not the cause of most automobile injuries.

Happy WW/WT! That incident was in the news most every time yesterday. I haven't heard any more news of it today.
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BTW, I wear flip-flops around a lot, in the house, driving, to the grocery store, and on and on. Even when I vist friends.
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(Easter Bunny Rabbit courtesy of my granddaughter, BP.)
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ellen b said...

This was such a horrific accident.
We had a similar accident in Washington involving one of these huge cranes...

Mo said...

Dang - I heard about that but hadn't seen any pictures.
What a terrible tragedy.

BeccaGirl said...

Hey Teach!!! No worries, I took your link off Mr. Linky for this week. I hope you can return next week to participate in the Give Me Five Meme! :)

Bond said...

The cranes get higher and higher because the buildings get higher and higher...It is a scary sight to see them in the middle of a large city and then to have one collapse is a tragedy

Desert Songbird said...

Utter tragedy.

david mcmahon said...

I followed that accident very closely at work (I'm a newspaper journalist)

You shot is as good as any news shot I saw. Great effort.

Yolanda said...

I was so saddened to see this.

jams o donnell said...

That was a terrible event. My thoughts are with the families of those who died or were badly injured

Napaboaniya said...

*sigh* a tragic I hope the authorities buckle up on safety levels.

Napaboaniya APAD
Its Not a Weekend;Its a Lifestyle

Dixie said...

Such a horrible, horrible accident.