A woman died from an explosion at a gender reveal party - Death by assuming someone's gender

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https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/10/27/us/gender-reveal-death-intl-hnk-scli/index.html

(CNN)A woman has died after an explosion at a gender reveal party in Iowa, authorities say.

The 56-year-old woman, unnamed by authorities, was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday in the city of Knoxville, according to a press release from the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

The subsequent investigation found "a gender reveal announcement resulted in the explosion" -- and the woman was struck by a flying piece of debris, according to the press release.

Gender reveal parties, which have grown in popularity in recent years, feature expectant parents who find out and announce the gender of their unborn baby, often with guests watching and filming on the sidelines.

The reveal can be as simple as cutting a cake to reveal a color inside -- blue for boy, pink for girl -- to elaborate, over-the-top spectacles. At one Louisiana party, an expectant father wedged a melon into an alligator's jaws; when the gator chomped down, the melon split open, spattering blue goo everywhere, to cheers from the crowd.

Another 2017 party in Arizona sparked a wildfire that burned almost 47,000 acres of land and caused more than $8 million in damage. In Australia last July, a car that was used to belch out blue smoke suddenly burst into flames, forcing the driver and guests to quickly abandon the vehicle.

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Cutting a cake to reveal the color? Sure. Confetti? Fine. But explosions are going a tad far here.
 
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Gender reveal parties, which have grown in popularity in recent years
What happens if the baby is alphabet soup ?
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Address was at
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Knoxville, IA 50138
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Name of the woman killed was
Pamela Kreimeyer
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Authorities have identified a woman killed in a pipe bomb explosion at a gender reveal party in Iowa.

The Marion County sheriff's office says 56-year-old Pamela Kreimeyer died instantly after debris struck her in the head Sunday in rural Knoxville.

Authorities say the Kreimeyer family had been experimenting with different types of explosives in hopes of recording a gender reveal ceremony that could be posted on social media for friends and family.

They say family members used gunpowder to create a homemade stand that was supposed to blow colorful powder indicating the child's sex, but tape over the top of the metal tubing inadvertently created a pipe bomb that sent shrapnel flying.

Kreimeyer was standing 45 feet (14 meters) from the device when it exploded.
 
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The subsequent investigation found "a gender reveal announcement resulted in the explosion" -- and the woman was struck by a flying piece of debris, according to the press release.
I'm really disappointed that they don't give details about what this gender reveal stunt actually was. I mean, was it supposed to do that? I just keep imagining someone innocently cutting into a cake, and the whole thing just spontaneously exploding.
 

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I'm really disappointed that they don't give details about what this gender reveal stunt actually was. I mean, was it supposed to do that? I just keep imagining someone innocently cutting into a cake, and the whole thing just spontaneously exploding.
The fuse would only light when the 10000 degree knife was put into the cake/firework, and then it was supposed to explode in the house to show the symbol of the trans flag. Naturally this was to be completely safe assuming there was no people within the house.
 

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It was grandma:


PICTURED: Grandmother, 56, who was killed at gender reveal party when she was hit by shrapnel from a homemade PIPE BOMB 45ft away that the family had built to shoot out colored powder
  • Pamela Kreimeyer died after the explosion sent debris flying at her Iowa home
  • She was struck in the head by a piece of metal and died instantly, police said
  • The Marion County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the family had been 'experimenting with different types of explosive material' on Saturday
  • Police said the family hoped to post the reveal on social media for loved ones
  • A source told the DailyMail.com the party was being held for Kreimeyer's son
By LAUREN FRUEN and ARIEL ZILBER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 12:12 EDT, 28 October 2019 | UPDATED: 16:12 EDT, 28 October 2019






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A grandmother killed at a gender reveal party on Saturday was hit by shrapnel from a homemade pipe bomb that her family built to shoot out the colored powder, police say.
Pamela Kreimeyer, 56, died after the explosion sent debris flying at her home in rural Iowa, authorities said. She was struck in the head by a piece of metal from 45 feet away and died instantly.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the family had been 'experimenting with different types of explosive material on Friday and Saturday'. Police said the family hoped to post the reveal on social media for loved ones.
A source told the DailyMail.com the party was being held for Kreimeyer's son Brad and his girlfriend, named as Kirstie Rankin.
It is understood the family placed gunpowder in the bottom of a homemade stand that was welded to a metal base plate.
After drilling a hole in the side for a fuse, a piece of wood was placed on top of the gunpowder and colored powder was placed on top of the board.
Tape was then wrapped over the top of the metal tubing, inadvertently creating a pipe bomb.
Pamela Kreimeyer, pictured, was hit by shrapnel from a homemade pipe bomb that her family built to shoot out the colored powder. She died instantly, police say


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Pamela Kreimeyer, pictured, was hit by shrapnel from a homemade pipe bomb that her family built to shoot out the colored powder. She died instantly, police say
A source told the DailyMail.com the party was being held for Kreimeyer's son Brad and his girlfriend, Kirstie Rankin, who posted this image to Facebook earlier this month


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A source told the DailyMail.com the party was being held for Kreimeyer's son Brad and his girlfriend, Kirstie Rankin, who posted this image to Facebook earlier this month
It is understood the family placed gunpowder in the bottom of a homemade stand that was welded to a metal base plate. After drilling a hole in the side for a fuse a piece of wood was placed on top of the gunpowder and colored powder was placed on top of the board. Tape was then wrapped over the top of the metal tubing, inadvertently creating a pipe bomb


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It is understood the family placed gunpowder in the bottom of a homemade stand that was welded to a metal base plate. After drilling a hole in the side for a fuse a piece of wood was placed on top of the gunpowder and colored powder was placed on top of the board. Tape was then wrapped over the top of the metal tubing, inadvertently creating a pipe bomb
A statement from officers revealed how five family members and the expectant mother gathered and 'placed gunpowder in the bottom of a homemade stand that was welded to a metal base plate'.

It adds: 'A hole had been drilled in the side for a fuse, a piece of wood was placed on top of the gunpowder and colored powder was placed on top of the board. Tape was then wrapped over the top of the metal tubing, inadvertently creating a pipe bomb.

'Instead of the gunpowder shooting the powder out the top of the stand, the stand exploded sending metal pieces flying.

'One of these metal pieces struck Pamela Kreimeyer in the head causing instant death. She was standing with other family members approximately 45 feet from the device. It’s believed that the projectile that struck the victim then continued another 144 yards through the air coming to rest in a field.'

In audio obtained by KCCI an operator can be heard telling authorities: 'You are needed...a pipe explosion that has hit a woman in the head.'

Pam's son Brad, pictured in his Facebook profile picture, is expecting a baby with his girlfriend


Pam's son Brad, pictured in his Facebook profile picture, is expecting a baby with his girlfriend
Kirstie Rankin posted this image to Facebook earlier this month. It is believed the gender party reveal for was for her and Pam's son Brad


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Kirstie Rankin posted this image to Facebook earlier this month. It is believed the gender party reveal for was for her and Pam's son Brad
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the family had been 'experimenting with different types of explosive material on Friday and Saturday' at the home in Iowa, pictured. Police said the family hoped to post the reveal on social media for loved ones

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the family had been 'experimenting with different types of explosive material on Friday and Saturday' at the home in Iowa, pictured. Police said the family hoped to post the reveal on social media for loved ones
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Sheriff Jason Sandholdt said: 'This family got together for what they thought was going to be a happy event with no intent for anyone to get hurt.
'What ended up happening was that Pamela Kreimeyer, a wife, mother and grandmother was killed by a piece of metal where a metal stand, gunpowder and colored powder were involved.
'This is a reminder that anytime someone mixes these things there is a high potential for serious injury or death; please do not take these unnecessary risks. My condolences go out to the family.'
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the family had been 'experimenting with different types of explosive material on Friday and Saturday' at the home, pictured


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The Marion County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the family had been 'experimenting with different types of explosive material on Friday and Saturday' at the home, pictured

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Well that's one way to give credence to people saying gender is overrated.

Now I'm wondering if either or both parents face jail time for involuntary grandmaslaughter and making deadly homemade explosive devices, and whether it's going to be super fucking awkward to face the rest of the family after your desire to show off to social media resulted in granny getting killed. Do you ever just sit at a Thanksgiving table and wonder how much worse this'd be if one of the family members present (or more likely banned) was responsible for the death of another? Cus that's theirs next month.
 
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