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2001 At-Risk Survivor

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Shell Necklace
2001 At-Risk Survivor
Unconfirmed by Darwin

(10 March 2001, Washington) A 19-year-old Spokane man damaged his hand while attempting to string a necklace of live ammunition. He was punching holes in the shell casings using an awl and hammer, when one of the projectiles exploded in his hands. Perhaps he should have collected the shells from the beach, instead of the artillery range.

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