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    So don't agree. That doesn't affect its rectitude.

    But most likely he crawled under some fencing without pulling the safety plug, probably to retrieve some dropped keys or something similarly trivial, and for some reason the machine cycled and dropped several tons of stacked sheet metal on him. It was not ignorance and it was beyond carelessness: it was a fatal lapse of judgment.

    A careless fatal lapse of judgement.

    Best Wishes, Demena Left/Right: -8.38; Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.36

    by Demena on Tue Nov 17, 2009 at 08:09:56 PM PST

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    •  I've refined my knowledge... (1+ / 0-)
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      after some further reading on the topic I have concluded that

      -Most hernias can be prevented by proper physical conditioning and adherence to safety protocols.

      -Some hernias are congenital.[1][2]

      -Some congenital hernias may not be expressed until later in life.[3][4]

      -Some hernias tend to run in families and are due to a natural weakness in the abdominal muscles.[3][4]

      -Some hernias develop along a weakness caused by a previous surgical incision. (This occurs after approximately 2% to 10% of all abdominal surgeries).[4]

      -Some hernias are caused by fluid accumulation in the abdominal cavity.[4]

      References
      [1]J. W. Duckett, "Treatment of Congenital Inguinal Hernia", Ann Surg. 1952 June; 135(6): 879–884.

      Also [1A]Congenital inguinal hernia(Explicit graphics may be disturbing)

      [2]Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Texas Pediatrical Surgical Associates, retrieved 2009-11-08.

      [3] Hernia, Cleveland Clinic, retrieved 2009-11-08.

      [4] Hernia, eMedicine Health (see pgs 1-2), retrieved 2009-11-08.

      Discussions that result in learning are always welcomed by me, so I thank you.

      How did the stones vote this time? They voted for hardness and few words. And the men? They voted against themselves and for fire which they could not control.

      by lightfoot on Wed Nov 18, 2009 at 06:02:05 AM PST

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      •  So then, you finally agree.... (1+ / 0-)
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        -Most hernias can be prevented by proper physical conditioning and adherence to safety protocols.

        That is pretty much exactly what I said, isn't it?

        Best Wishes, Demena Left/Right: -8.38; Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.36

        by Demena on Wed Nov 18, 2009 at 02:27:49 PM PST

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      •  By the way (0+ / 0-)

        The fact that you bothered to find out the truth and find the facts of the matter is something I think worthy of note.  It is something we all should do but all too seldom our opinions are regarded as out facts.  Well done.

        Best Wishes, Demena Left/Right: -8.38; Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.36

        by Demena on Wed Nov 18, 2009 at 07:53:08 PM PST

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