Sunday, December 20, 2015

LIC construction site goes up in flames

Wow.. Work hazard..

A video posted by Angel (@cruzin511) on

From PIX11:

A drilling rig hit a gas line at a construction site, causing the development to burst into flames.

According to FDNY, the fire is being fed by the gas, and crews are trying to protect neighboring buildings.

Four people have been safely rescued from the site.


georgetheatheist said...

Interesting to read on the Instagram comments, that the various news media outlets wanted to use this video on their broadcasts by giving only credit to the videographer. No mention of payment though.

Folks, a lesson for you: the news business is a BUSINESS. The owners, execs, Hairspray Harrys, are making big bucks in this business off of your imagery. Copyright it and CHARGE 'em for your usage of it.

georgetheatheist said...

My first negotiation offer if it was my video: exclusive, one-time reproduction rights.

How much?

georgetheatheist said...

I mean, check this palaver out:

"wcbsdeskHI, I"m from CBS...May we use this video as well as the others of the Queens fire with credit on all media platforms? Please let me know. Thank you!

wcbsdeskHi, @cruzin511 just looking to see if you made a decision yet.

cruzin511Goo ahead @wcbsdesk

wcbsdeskThank you!

fox5nydeskHi, @cruzin511. We would like to get permission to use your videos with on air courtesy to you. Please let me know as soon as you can! I would greatly appreciate it!
cruzin511It's ok.. Go. @fox5nydesk

fox5nydeskThanks so much!

Crusisin511. Would you like to buy the Brooklyn Bridge?

Folks, you're all out of your league. Got news? Contact GtheA first. Favorable to you agent's commission.

Anonymous said...

There will be a hot time in the old town tonight!

Maybe they need to hire the crew that hit the water main on Queens Blvd in Elmhurst this past Fall.

Anonymous said...

Damn....that could have caused an explosion that would have leveled at least a square block.
We do not need foreign terrorists to cause damage here. We have home grown block heads who have not checked out the terrain they are about to dig in.
Who....aren't there maps that indicate buried utility lines? These wildcat excavators do not give a shit! Human collateral damage is acceptable in their game.

Anonymous said...

The Art of the Deal- Donald Trump

(sarc) said...

I'll bring the marshmallows...

Anonymous said...

Whew! Somebody farted. Light a match!