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He was about to unload his haul of heavy pipes and started to loosen the safety straps, and a guy said, Better wait for the crane to do that. And the trucker said, “Don’t worry. I’ve got it.” Then a 4-ton pipe rolled off the truck.

{;-) Dan in Miami


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Kids: Don't drink and streak

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Mark Day, 20, plunged to his death in a freak accident on Sunday night during a holiday with university friends at the three-star Majorca Beach Hotel in the resort of Magalluf.

Police sources revealed that after losing a game of cards he was dared to strip off and run along a hotel corridor in just his socks and underpants.

But he lost his balance at the end of the passageway and smashed through a fifth-floor window, falling to concrete below. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics shortly after 8pm.

Mr Day's friends, Marc Smart and Steve Kimberley, both 21, who studied with him at the University of Essex, are helping police piece together the events leading up to the incident.

A source said: "We're not clear yet whether he slipped because he lost his balance as he ran with just his socks on or whether he was running too fast and couldn't stop in time.

"But he crashed through the window and fell more than 40 feet from the corridor which was on the fifth-floor.

"We believe the victim had been drinking and that may also have impaired his judgement."

{;-) Dan in Miami

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