Smokestack falls wrong way during demolition, knocking out power to thousands | The Columbus Disp...

Had everything worked as planned, the 275-foot smokestack at Springfield's former Mad River Power Plant would have landed in an empty clearing. Full Story

Columbus, OH

#1 Nov 10, 2010

Columbus, OH

#2 Nov 10, 2010
People from Idaho cannot be trusted
Grove City Grump

Columbus, OH

#3 Nov 10, 2010
Burt wrote:
People from Idaho cannot be trusted
You appear to have a lot of experience in this area, or at least the ability to make broad generalizations from limited data.

Toledo, OH

#4 Nov 10, 2010
"...a crack on the smokestack's south side pulled it backward..."

Uh-huh. Sure.

Since: Jun 10

Medina, OH

#5 Nov 11, 2010
Think they will still get paid?

Since: Jun 10

Medina, OH

#6 Nov 11, 2010
Guess the wind got that one

Franklin, OH

#7 Nov 11, 2010
Hehehe, somehow I doubt that "oh no!" was what people were saying :)
Vuvuzela Jabulani

Grove City, OH

#8 Nov 11, 2010
I hate when that happens
Angry Trees

Grove City, OH

#9 Nov 11, 2010
You would think that everyone would have been back at least the height of the smokestack in all directions so if it fell the wrong way no one would have had to run.

Since: Oct 10

Mount Vernon, OH

#10 Nov 11, 2010
You know how they say art imitates life... so too this misfortune... the point at which the circumstances overcome the central motive, introducing the close or conclusion of life;

If any one incident could sum up my life then this would have to be it. Apparent "sure things" going 180 degrees from expected. From mishap to mishap.

I am sure that there are many individuals whose life story could also be summed up by this smokestack fiasco.

This will always be known as the great catastrophe of the Mad River smokestack at Springfield

Reynoldsburg, OH

#11 Nov 11, 2010
You aren't remembered for the 27 years during which everything went according to plan.

Chillicothe, OH

#12 Nov 11, 2010
talk about blowing your stack

United States

#13 Nov 11, 2010
Much like Barry's latest overseas has fallen the wrong direction.
the truth is a whackjob

Columbus, OH

#14 Nov 11, 2010
Kasich needs to be impeached for this.
Parasite Government

Dublin, OH

#15 Nov 11, 2010
Just shows that "experts" are often times wrong.

A lesson to apply to other areas of life as well.

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