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'MythBusters' Talk About 'Wake-up Call' From Cannonball Accident

After visiting the neighborhood that was damaged by their cannonball accident, 'MythBusters' Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman say they are thanking their lucky stars that noone was injured.

"We feel really lucky and fortunate that, after a nearly perfect safety record over eight years, that this mishap didn't lead to anybody being injured," Savage tells the Los Angeles Times.

"We're gathering all the information we can. Our main concern is making sure this never happens again."

"It's a wake-up call," he adds. "Honestly, the feeling of embarrassment is not something we're indulging in right now."

"We feel for the families and the people affected by this. Some people watch our show and think that we're reckless. Others watch our show and they see we take safety seriously. The fact is, the latter is the case."

'MythBusters' and Discovery Channel have promised to pay for the property damage and other expenses incurred by the families after a failed experiment sent a 30-pound cannonball soaring through the neighborhood east of San Francisco.

The show has used the Alameda County bomb range more than 100 times with no accidents before Tuesday's incident.

December 9, 2011 |

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