(RawStory) Flying shrapnel from a power plant demolition injured spectators who were gathered to watch the buildings go down on Saturday in Bakersfield, California. According to the Bakersfield Californian, several bystanders were hurt, including a 43-year-old man who could lose both his legs.

Police described the man’s injuries as “one obvious amputation, possibly two.”

Spectators were gathered in a Lowe’s store parking lot across the street from the demolition site to watch the old steam plant get knocked down. What began with a festive, party-like atmosphere quickly turned grim as metal from the demolition flew into the crowd.

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