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Old 06-13-2013, 11:38 AM
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Philly building inspector falls on sword

Though some conspiracy theorists are already surmising that he was killed to keep him quiet.

Inspector of Collapsed Building Commits Suicide | NBC 10 Philadelphia
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Idiot. So he left his wife and child as victims as well?
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:25 PM
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must have taken a payoff and knew it would be revealed...
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:55 PM
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must have taken a payoff and knew it would be revealed...
I was thinking the same thing, or maybe dereliction of duty.
But is shooting yourself in the chest a common way of suicide?
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:31 PM
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I was thinking the same thing, or maybe dereliction of duty.
But is shooting yourself in the chest a common way of suicide?
actually, I heard that it is. There is a depiction of it in Monsters Ball. BBT's son does it. A judge's son in my hometown did it when he was in Jr High school.....


http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=mosters+ball+suicide+scene&mid=CCE22884DA0A975A53C2CCE22884DA0A975A53C2&view=detail&FORM=VIRE1

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Old 06-13-2013, 04:32 PM
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I was thinking the same thing, or maybe dereliction of duty.
But is shooting yourself in the chest a common way of suicide?
Few people actually get to practice committing suicide, so they may make amateur mistakes.
Actually this recalls the old Building code, originated, I think, by Hippocrates. Basically. it required "eye-for-eye". If you were the builder, and a building fell, and injured, or kill someone, the same would be required of you. Building collapse killed the Owner's first born son---sorry, but your eldest son dies. etc.
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Few people actually get to practice committing suicide, so they may make amateur mistakes.
Actually this recalls the old Building code, originated, I think, by Hippocrates. Basically. it required "eye-for-eye". If you were the builder, and a building fell, and injured, or kill someone, the same would be required of you. Building collapse killed the Owner's first born son---sorry, but your eldest son dies. etc.
Hammurabi - he was all about eyes for eyes etc.
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actually, I heard that it is. There is a depiction of it in Monsters Ball. BBT's son does it. A judge's son in my hometown did it when he was in Jr High school.....
A few of our local LEO's have checked out by suicide in the last 5 years or so. The first 2 used pistols. One last summer went out fishing by himself on a calm day and his boat was found adrift an hour or so later. His body was recovered six days later. All very hush hush.
Police: Body found off Wildwood, NJ is missing officer | 6abc.com
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:59 PM
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Few people actually get to practice committing suicide, so they may make amateur mistakes.
Actually this recalls the old Building code, originated, I think, by Hippocrates. Basically. it required "eye-for-eye". If you were the builder, and a building fell, and injured, or kill someone, the same would be required of you. Building collapse killed the Owner's first born son---sorry, but your eldest son dies. etc.
That woudn't bode too well for the owner and architect of that multi story sweat shop in India (or Pakistan?) that collapsed killing a couple of hundred people a few weeks ago.
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:11 PM
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Though some conspiracy theorists are already surmising that he was killed to keep him quiet.
Quiet about what?

The building fell because a genius with a backhoe was using it without any knowledge or supervision.

No building inspector could have foreseen or prevented that situation unless he was onsite at the time.
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"Toxicology results showed Benschop was under the influence of a controlled substance and was too impaired to operate the crane"

Grand jury to investigate deadly Philadelphia building collapse - CNN.com

He warned the company boss that the arseclown running the crane appeared to be high on crack, and they did nothing?
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Just looking at the pictures, it seemed like a really bad idea to be knocking the building down with a track hoe with an occupied one story building next door.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:09 PM
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I guess the contractor taking the building down was the low bid?

Looks like someone was in over their head whether it be the contractor or individual operating the equipment. It would be real easy for something like this to happen with a trackhoe and an operator that did not have a clue.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:18 PM
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It would be real easy for something like this to happen with a trackhoe and an operator that did not have a clue.
I'm not sure it would be possible for a skilled operator to take that building down safely with that piece of equipment. It's not tall enough to work from the top of the structure, and, if it undermines the bottom of the structure...........it must fall.

Demolition of any structure is always dangerous and nothing is a certainty. No persons should ever be anywhere near such a structure as it is being dismantled.
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