snow storm death

by garrett richardson
(yacolt, washington)

Beautiful, but potentially dangerous

Beautiful, but potentially dangerous

One day, on a stormy snow storm, me and my family were sitting on our couch. Then all of a sudden, we heard a bog crash. We looked outside and saw that the cover area for our horse collapsed, killing our horse along with it. We were all very sad.


Barry's Response Sorry about your horse and property, Garrett. Roof collapse under the weight of snow loads is quite common. It happens every year.

It happens with public infrastructure. Here are a few random incidents:
  • In January 2006, an ice rink roof gave away under the weight of a heavy snow in Bavaria, Germany, followed by a similar incident a few weeks later in Poland. 15 people died in the first, 65 in the second.
  • The Minneapolis Metrodome roof failed under 17 inches of snow17 inches of snow in Dec 2010. No one was injured
  • A snow storm in January 1922, caused the Knickerbocker Theater in Washington DC. to give out during a movie, killing 98
  • Gotta have a Canadian example - Kangiqsualujjuaq, Quebec had its school gym wiped out by an avalanche during a New Year's party to bring in 1999, leaving nine dead


Just a few things to think about. Sometimes the timing is just unfortunate.

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by: Hacv

There are a lot of people who are involved in these situations. It would be bad if I do not think of them for a while and keep them all in mind to with what is said and done over here. A good way to remember something.

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THE LOST FRIEND
by: DUKE OF EARL

I SYMPATHISE WITH YOU ON THE LOSS OF YOU HORSE. MANY YEARS AGO I LOST MY GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG "KING". THIS DOG WAS SO SMART YOU'D THINK HE WAS HUMAN. IT HURT ME ALOT WHEN HE GOT VERY ILL AND I HAD HIM PUT TO SLEEP. SINCE THEN,I NEVER GOT ANOTHER DOG. I COULD'NT STAND THE PAIN OF LOSING ANOTHER FRIEND:::SINCERELY,DUKE OF EARL:::

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