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The lead part had a serial number and two holes that would accommodate bolts. Two days after it dropped in for an unannounced visit, the family decided to call 911.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Mark my words...One of these days, a chunk of space junk like this will bean someone in the head on live TV. Then people will finally notice we've cocooned ourselves within a giant orbital trash can that rains on us every so often.
Originally posted by ANNED
These replaceable cutters impact homes or other building 5+ times a year around the US
The cause in most cases is that the cutters require a grade 8 bolt to hold them on and in most cases the last time the cutter were replaced someone used a grade 2 or 5 bolt.