Video: Postal Worker dies after shooting firework off his chest

Video: Postal Worker dies after shooting firework off his chest

July 7, 2015 – COLUMBUS, Texas – Colorado County sheriff’s officials said a Columbus man died after shooting a firework off his chest. Justin Bartek, 30, died at Columbus Community Hospital on Tuesday.

“He just had an infectious spirit, whenever you met him you met a friend,” said Erica Jackson.

Bartek [a city carrier assistant]  is well known in the small town of Columbus. Friends described him as a veteran postal worker full of personality and generosity.

According to KTRK, witnesses said the Bartek lit a large tube-type firework called the Medieval Knight from atop his chest.  Read more

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6 thoughts on “Video: Postal Worker dies after shooting firework off his chest

  1. In my neighborhood, we called it the “good ol’ boy’s last words,” which were, “Hey Ya’ll, watch this!”

    I made some “questionable” decisions in my youth, as most of us did. I am keenly aware that “But for the Grace of God goes I.”

  2. Definitely Postal related. Information we needed to know. Glad it was posted…………………

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