Explosive Ordnance Squad arriving at Bray Dart Station following an explosion this morning at 8:15am!!! twitter.com/SOC300/status/…
— Stephen O’Connor (@SOC300) March 6, 2012
From Irish Rail:
At 8.09am this morning, after the DART driver had entered the driver’s cab of the 8am Greystones to Malahide DART service, the detonators in the driver’s kit bag exploded. The driver was injured. There were no other injuries.
The train was taken out of service at Bray as there was damage to the cab, and to allow for investigation of the incident. The emergency services attended the scene, and the driver was treated in hospital for his injuries, which includes assessment of impact of the incident on his hearing, and stitches to his hand.
Detonators are used in railway operations as part of the safety regime, and are placed on railway lines by drivers and other staff, and detonated by the pressure of a train passing over them, emitting a loud bang which serves to alert drivers to specific issues.
Short answer: ‘inkblots’ in the sky.
A spectacular computer-sequenced black powder “explosion event” by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang in Qatar last week.
This happened last Friday in Los Angeles. By 0.30, you’ll know that, at some point in his life, this LAFD firefighter fell off the testosterone tree and hit every oversized cojone on the way down.