Erik Gates Picture,Erik Gates Mythbusters

December 31, 2009 by  

Erik-Gates1-300x228Erik Gates Picture,Erik Gates Mythbusters:who was known on the hit t.v. show called Mythbusters died. He was walking on the roof of the Xirrus Inc. Building at 2101 Corporate Center Drive in Newburry Park with his friend when the accident happened. Both of them were working on it, Erik suddenly fall off the building and dropped 30 feet to his death. He died of blunt force injuries to the chest.

The fall occurred around 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Afterward, Gates was alive and talking at the scene, Ventura County Sheriff’s Capt.. Ross Bonfiglio said. Gates was taken to Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

He owned Gateco Electric and he appeared on four episodes of “MythBusters” as the shows Amateur Rocket Expert.

He was the former director of the Rocketry Organization of California. Currently he was serving as director on the board of the Tripoli Rocketry Association. Xirrus’ CFO commented on the tragedy:

“He was a good guy, he survived cancer, he jumps with parachutes, he base jumps. He’s an active guy who was used to taking precautions. This was a freak accident that should not have happened.

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