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Gene Kooper
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In the realm of the bizarre, a military veteran riding in a van was impaled by a survey tripod that was thrown by a madman from an overpass. The tripod head appears to have struck the man.  Thankfully, the article states that the man will make a full recovery from several broken ribs and a collapsed and/or pierced lung. 

Veteran in California impaled by tripod thrown from highway overpass

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Jeran Hopfe
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I always dreamed of tossing my base off an overpass when one of innumerable things went wrong with it, but this guy actually did it; and nearly killed someone in the process.

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Nate The Surveyor
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Need more tripod control laws...

Prop 65, law.  Warning: Tripods May cause reproductive harm in CA.

 

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Dave Karoly
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It was thrown off a part of 2nd Street that overhangs the boat section of I-5 in Old Sacramento. The tripod belonged to a Caltrans crew, the victim was probably hit by the prism assembly. I used to work in the building which is barely visible in the left side of the photo, One Capitol Mall.

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Dave Karoly
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IMG 1677

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Wonder if the bubble is still true? Looks like a Leica - probably is...

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dmyhill
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If it was made in Austria...

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