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Old 06-13-2016, 08:03 AM
 
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Just waiting for the 'government needs to regulate umbrellas' people to chime in, since it seems to be a public danger now.
Yes, as we are all waiting for the "government needs to ban all umbrellas from entering the US" crowd to chime in, since all umbrellas are terrorists.
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Old 06-13-2016, 08:17 AM
 
Location: NYC
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This is what I was thinking, too. The manufacturer could be sued. Bad design. That sharp end so handy for rooting the umbrella in the sand looks like one of those "it seemed like a good idea at the time" type of things. The designer didn't take into account the potential lift power of the wind.
Go ahead and sue, in all likelihood the company is some middle guy that gets their hardware from China. Good luck getting anything. That's the reason why so many companies leave America, you can't have businesses take responsibility for all kinds of odd things.

When do we start suing baseball makers if someone dies from getting hit by a ball?
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Old 06-13-2016, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Upstate
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Meteors that hit the earth are a freak occurrence. Wind is not. It is to be expected. That's why there ought to be changes in the types of umbrellas or sun shade enclosures allowed on the beach. This was not the only time beach impalement has happened.
Doing a simple search I found one other person killed by a beach umbrella. That's not counting the 485 pound umbrella that was part of an art project in California that tumbled over and crushed a lady.

Christo Umbrella Crushes Woman - NYTimes.com

So with your logic, we need to also ban art.
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Old 06-13-2016, 10:01 AM
 
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Just waiting for the 'government needs to regulate umbrellas' people to chime in, since it seems to be a public danger now.
If there were tens of thousands of annual deaths from beach umbrellas, yeah, I would certainly hope the govt. would step in and regulate.
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Old 06-13-2016, 10:15 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Go ahead and sue, in all likelihood the company is some middle guy that gets their hardware from China. Good luck getting anything. That's the reason why so many companies leave America, you can't have businesses take responsibility for all kinds of odd things.

When do we start suing baseball makers if someone dies from getting hit by a ball?
Someone related to me by marriage sued a baseball bat manufacturer and won. He didn't die, but is permanently brain-damaged. The award will care for Steven for life.

$14.5M settlement reached in Wayne family's Louisville Slugger lawsuit [video] - Story Archives - NorthJersey.com
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Old 06-13-2016, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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If everyone were like me and kept their heads buried in the sand, there would be no need for dangerous beach umbrellas.
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Old 06-13-2016, 06:28 PM
 
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Y'all gotta stop making me laugh. I'm trying to be sad over here.
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Old 07-23-2018, 09:48 PM
 
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Lucky to be alive in this case.

Beach umbrella blown in wind impales woman in chest at Maryland beach


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A woman was injured on a Maryland beach when an unattended umbrella pierced her chest, according to a beach patrol officer.

The wooden pole of an unattended rental umbrella pierced the skin of the upper left chest of a 46-year-old Pennsylvania woman Sunday on Ocean City Beach. Capt. Butch Arbin of the Ocean City Beach Patrol said he spoke with the woman Monday morning and she's doing well.
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Old 07-24-2018, 06:09 AM
 
Location: BFE
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Hope she was drunk as hell.
I'm like a Boy Scout in this regard. Always prepared!

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So with your logic, we need to also ban art.
Just Cristo.
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Old 07-24-2018, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Do you really think the government needs to be giving us any more laws? This was a freak accident, we can't make laws to prevent every conceivable freak accident that may occur.
I bought a 2 foot high wooden step ladder. It had a sticker on it that said "Caution, not to be used to support motor vehicles"

we can regulate anything, every freak accident seems to result in a law or at least a requirement for a sticker. Where was the sticker saying caution do not stand downwind on windy days" ?
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