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Old 12-30-2009, 11:20 PM
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Erik Gates (center) with Adam Savage (L) and Jamie Hyneman (R)


Discovery Channel’s “Mythbusters” TV show regular Erik Gates dies from a tragic 30 feet fall. Gates owned the electric company “Gateco Electric” and he and his CFO appeared on a few episodes of the popular Discovery Channel TV show, “Mythbusters”.

Gates, 47, fell through a skylight on the building and died of blunt force injuries to the chest. He was lucid and talking at the scene immediately after the fall, but died later at the hospital, reported Gather.com.

Gates was accompanied by a colleague during the accident but the colleague was not able to see how or why Gates plummeted to his death. No further investigation into his death is reported to be launched.

The building where Erik Gates fell and later died is owned by Gates’ brother,Dirk Gates, who is president and CEO of Xirrus, Inc.

MythBusters is a show that is on each Wednesday where cast members work on “separating truth from urban legend” on each episode. The cast features Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage. Erik Gates was a regular guest on the show as an “honorary MythBuster. A Rocketry expert, Erik provided rockets and his rocketry expertise in several myths, starting with the very first experiment—the legend of the Jet Assisted Take-Off Chevy Impala.
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Old 12-31-2009, 09:27 AM
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never heard of this dude?
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Old 12-31-2009, 10:05 AM
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he was on 4 episodes, so i wouldn't necessarily affiliate him as part of the tv show. its a tragedy, that should never happen, safety should be paramount at a site where someone is working on the roof. i wish his family the best.
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I read about the accident in my paper as it was local, but no mention of mythbusters in it...tragic nonetheless.
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:57 PM
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Eric gates was on like 3 of the 200 episodes of Mythbusters. that hardly makes him a "mythbuster"
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still a tragic loss, thoughts and prayers for his family.

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Old 01-01-2010, 10:19 PM
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on cnn.com they made it seem like it was a regular cast member. how'd you like that game yesterday FoMoCo? lol
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Erik Gates (center) with Adam Savage (L) and Jamie Hyneman (R)
Uhh,,, Adam's on the right, and Jamie's on the left.
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:59 PM
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i just copied it fromt he website...lol...
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Lol, that website obviously doesn't know their Mythbusters.
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