Friday, December 29, 2006

Oprez led!

WATCH OUT FOR ICE!

The signs are up around town and not just because the sidewalks are unshoveled and the streets slicked with ice. Icicles can be lethal in this town. People who know I walk everywhere remind me to stay clear of buildings and move out to the middle of sidewalks.

There are many stories of people getting skull fractures and dying when giant icicles drop from eaves, although there are never names attached. This is always something someone read or heard about. I was sure it was urban legend until I googled icicle and death.

I can't find any certifiable victims in Bosnia -- but three Moscowites lost their lives to falling frozen water. So I am watching out for ice.

2 comments:

Christine Juneau said...

I am almost sure there have been deaths in Chicago from icicles falling on people. i remember one case in particular involved someone entering the I.MAGNIN store on Michigan Avenue, maybe in the '80s. I am pretty sure there have been others, at least injuries if not deaths. None here in Florida, though.

Christine Juneau said...

I am almost sure there have been deaths in Chicago from icicles falling on people. i remember one case in particular involved someone entering the I.MAGNIN store on Michigan Avenue, maybe in the '80s. I am pretty sure there have been others, at least injuries if not deaths. None here in Florida, though.

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