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Nuclear Expert Killed By 120ft Stairwell Fall
Sky News ^ | 10/22/09 | Graham Fitzgerald

Posted on 10/23/2009 8:28:04 PM PDT by pissant

A British nuclear expert has fallen to his death from the 17th floor of the United Nations offices in Vienna.

The 47-year-old man died after falling more than 120ft to the bottom of a stairwell. He has not been named.

He worked for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, an international agency charged with uncovering illicit nuclear tests.

A UN spokesman in the Austrian capital said there were no "suspicious circumstances" surrounding the man's death.

Police said no other person was believed to have been involved. No suicide note has been found.

Four months ago another UN worker also believed to be British fell from a similar height in the same building, it has been reported.

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Yes, it's quite common for 47 year olds to fall 120 feet down the stairwell accidentally, isn't it?
1 posted on 10/23/2009 8:28:04 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
no "suspicious circumstances"

Who are they kidding?

2 posted on 10/23/2009 8:29:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Brave amateurs....they do their part.)
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To: pissant

Falling to your death seems to be an occupational hazard when you work on that floor...


3 posted on 10/23/2009 8:30:09 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: pissant

Hmmm, very odd indeed.


4 posted on 10/23/2009 8:30:09 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

I wonder if anybody named Hassan Hussein Abulladulla was around at the time?


5 posted on 10/23/2009 8:31:04 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: Cindy; Oorang

ping


6 posted on 10/23/2009 8:32:22 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: pissant

I guess he just kept right on rolling around the landings too.


7 posted on 10/23/2009 8:33:09 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED
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To: pissant

‘If you are going to make up a story, make it a bold one’ seems to be their motto.


8 posted on 10/23/2009 8:35:10 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: pissant; shield; Army Air Corps; Arrowhead1952; RDTF; jeffers

Brits haven’t mastered stairs after all these years? They still jump over the bannister in their hurry?


9 posted on 10/23/2009 8:36:56 PM PDT by txhurl (It's only a matter of time before FreeRepublic has this fraud's scalp on our lodge pole.)
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To: pissant

ADA codes for handrails only require a 200 lb restraining force for any point load.

Think about that the next time you are at a party and the heavy Type A guy asks you to hold his beer and watch as he hangs off the handrail.


10 posted on 10/23/2009 8:37:47 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: pissant

Was he staying in Room 1408?


11 posted on 10/23/2009 8:37:55 PM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: txhurl
Someone must have tied his shoe laces together, those silly brits.
Or an Amish snuck in and pushed him.
12 posted on 10/23/2009 8:39:10 PM PDT by MaxMax (Obama can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: Velveeta

I will add him to the “dead scientists” list if you agree.

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ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/deadscientists/index?tab=articles


13 posted on 10/23/2009 8:40:53 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: pissant

Do a google search on:

Povl BangJensen

He worked at the UN and had the names of Freedom Fighters who killed George Soros’ henchmen.

The henchmen were dragged out of their lairs in Budapest and hung on lamposts. Povl paid for knowing who done it.


14 posted on 10/23/2009 8:40:57 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: MaxMax

Maybe terminal velocity isn’t covered in nuclear physics classes across the pond?


15 posted on 10/23/2009 8:42:27 PM PDT by txhurl (It's only a matter of time before FreeRepublic has this fraud's scalp on our lodge pole.)
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To: Brugmansian

Another SOROS bump.


16 posted on 10/23/2009 8:44:56 PM PDT by txhurl (It's only a matter of time before FreeRepublic has this fraud's scalp on our lodge pole.)
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To: Schnucki; backhoe; piasa

Thread ping.


17 posted on 10/23/2009 8:45:15 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: pissant
Yes, it's quite common for 47 year olds to fall 120 feet down the stairwell accidentally, isn't it?

According to OSHA, slips, trips and falls comprise the second leading cause of accidental death (with motor vehicle accidents being the first). On average, 15,000 Americans will slip, trip or fall to their death in any given year.

So, yes, it's a quite common way to accidentally kill yourself.

18 posted on 10/23/2009 8:48:53 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Drew68

LOL. How many of those were from being shoved over a stair railing.


19 posted on 10/23/2009 8:50:42 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: All

ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&&rls=en&q=NUCLEAR+EXPERT+%2B+un.org&btnG=Search&aq=f&oq=&aqi=

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http://news.google.com/news/search?aq=f&um=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=NUCLEAR+EXPERT+%2B+UN

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http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Special/2009/10/23/British-nuclear-expert-death-a-mystery/UPI-29151256317997/

“British nuclear expert death a mystery”

Published: Oct. 23, 2009 at 1:13 PM

SNIPPET: “VIENNA, Oct. 23 (UPI) — Austrian police are investigating the circumstances involving the death of a British nuclear expert involved in Iranian talks at a U.N. building in Vienna.

Timothy Hampton died on the scene when he fell from the 17th floor of the Vienna International Center. Hampton had been a member of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization and joined the U.N. team in negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program.”

SNIPPET: “Mohamed ElBaradei, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, described the latest talks with Iran as positive.”


20 posted on 10/23/2009 8:51:25 PM PDT by Cindy
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