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Old 11-29-2007, 01:29 PM   #1
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Mobile phone may have killed quarry worker


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SEOUL (Reuters) - A 33-year-old South Korean quarry worker was found dead with a burning mobile phone stuck to his chest, police and the doctor who examined the man said on Thursday.
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The man, who was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital, had burns on his chest, fractured ribs and internal bleeding, the doctor said.

"When he was admitted into the emergency room, the melted mobile phone was stuck to the left side of his shirt," said Kim Hoon, professor at emergency department at Chungbuk National University Hospital, who examined the victim.

"I cannot think of any other cause of his death other than his mobile phone exploding," Kim said.

Police said they are investigating that as a possible cause and whether it was triggered by a faulty battery, Yonhap news agency reported. It will take about 10 days to complete the probe into what led to the death.

"He (the victim) was found lying next to an excavator while working at a stone quarry," an official from the Cheongju Heungdeok police station, about 100 km (60 miles) southeast of Seoul, told Reuters.

Witness Kwon Young-sup told national broadcaster YTN: "He was lying on the ground and his mobile phone was still burning so I had to put the fire out."
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The South Korean man who was believed killed in an accident involving a cell phone may not have died of an exploding phone battery, a news report said Thursday.

The quarry worker was found dead Wednesday with a melted phone battery stuck in his shirt pocket. His heart and lungs were damaged, and his spine and some ribs were broken, police had said.
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The National Institute of Scientific Investigation said the body had a burn but the scope of damage to internal organs was too extensive to have been caused by a cell phone explosion, Yonhap news agency reported, citing an unnamed official who performed an autopsy.

"It is difficult to conclude that the damage of internal organs was caused by the cell phone battery explosion," Yonhap quoted the official as saying.
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Reading this wasted my life for 3 minutes
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I don't care, it's not worth the risk. I just went back to a ROAR-legal phone.

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I don't care, it's not worth the risk. I just went back to a ROAR-legal phone.

LMAO.... but is that about when you goto a mod phone such as the blackberry, are you gonna run 5-cell?
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I don't care who you are, that's funny right thar.
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:56 PM   #8
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LMAO.... but is that about when you goto a mod phone such as the blackberry, are you gonna run 5-cell?
Nahh...I got a "Party_wagon" phone with those A123 cells. I hear they're safe.
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Another shocking update:

The cell had a camera and they were able to extract the last photo taken even with the damage.










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Another shocking update:

The cell had a camera and they were able to extract the last photo taken even with the damage.



OMG...LOL...that's the funniest post yet...
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The cell had a camera and they were able to extract the last photo taken even with the damage.










......LMAO.........
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Thats just good comedy right there. Is that the monkey that came out of the hills at the worlds in japan and ransacked the pits? It might be why they had some cells pop too, sabotage!
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See what happens when you go over your minutes with some of those overseas providers?
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