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Looks like someone will be getting a fat check.
yeah from the govt..

http://www.acc.co.nz/making-a-claim/...ered/index.htm
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post #42 of 122
I'd just be glad it hit my hand.
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You know, even if it was the case that a piece of the metal track was dangling loose, got wedged, and then sprung out/broke, I don't understand how it could have the momentum or mass to penetrate deeply into the skin, let alone lodge into bone tissue...

If this was a malfunction of the drive and it's not clear that there was any mal-use of it, I'm sure the lawsuit will side with the user (despite my severe skepticism that this actually happened).
    
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^That's exactly what I was thinking.
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Skynet activated!
It's the beginning of the end.
THIS^^
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Well played, Skynet.
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Oh wow that's crazy!
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its funny how a deep gash can effect your entire life when money is involved .
You're talking about Ex-Wives right? lol
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Eesh.

DVDs spin pretty fast, but I wouldn't imagine they have enough energy to impale a hand. Not to call the guy a liar, but no one can confirm what happened and he stands to get rich.
Mythbusters debunked this years ago. You have to spin a disc about 70K-100K rpm, and even then you have to do something to it to "weaken" it substantially. Must have had 4 or 5 car batteries running in series to get the drive spinning that fast!!!
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I'm detecting large quantities of PEBCAK.
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