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0005907Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Constructions (walls etc)public2012-05-17 00:022012-06-06 05:26
Toady One 
0005907: Deconstruction results in falling blocks injuring dwarves
Now that falling objects injure creatures, deconstruction has become quite dangerous. Dwarves will drop the block used in the wall/floor where it was, often resulting in it falling -- injuring anything that happens to be underneath that construction.

Especially noticeable is that a dwarf will stand underneath a down stair while deconstructing it, resulting in him immediately getting hit by the block and getting injured.

It'd be really nice if when deconstructing, a dwarf would place the block on the tile he's standing on. Or better yet, into his inventory to haul it somewhere. Deconstructing is already quite annoying and having it also be very deadly is immensely frustrating.
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related to 0002163confirmed Footkerchief Objects dropped from above (such as stones from removed constructions) get stuck in fortifications 
has duplicate 0005954resolved Footkerchief Deconstructing constructions from below injures dwarf 
related to 0005945confirmed Footkerchief Thrown/dropped clothes do more damage than blocks 
Issue History
2012-05-17 00:02KanilNew Issue
2012-05-17 05:33StebIssue Monitored: Steb
2012-05-17 06:03the_game_huntNote Added: 0022562
2012-05-17 06:59FootkerchiefNote Added: 0022563
2012-05-17 07:06FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0002163
2012-05-24 10:02FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0005945
2012-05-24 14:41the_game_huntNote Added: 0022714
2012-05-24 15:07arclanceIssue Monitored: arclance
2012-05-24 15:28VinWijNote Added: 0022716
2012-05-26 08:38FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0005954
2012-05-26 11:45RhenayaNote Added: 0022736
2012-05-26 11:45RhenayaIssue Monitored: Rhenaya
2012-05-27 18:21Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2012-05-27 18:21Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2012-05-27 18:21Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2012-05-27 18:21Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2012-06-04 11:46RhenayaIssue End Monitor: Rhenaya
2012-06-06 05:26StebIssue End Monitor: Steb

2012-05-17 06:03   
It is intended, now object can collide with creature and hurt them.
2012-05-17 06:59   
^^^ You didn't read the report.
2012-05-24 14:41   
Yes, I did read the report,
"dwarf will stand underneath a down stair while deconstructing it, resulting in him immediately getting hit by the block"
beacuse its the only way to deconstruct it, below it,and as the report said, the dwarf should be able to grab the block and put it elsewhere.
2012-05-24 15:28   
This bug basically makes construction projects impossible, since scaffolding is sure to kill off your dwarves. I lost 6 while deconstructing 3 4-block high up-down-stairs, and others were injured. Apparently marble is quite heavy.
2012-05-26 11:45   
a workaround would be to simply dont spawn the block on the now gone construction (and thus falling down) but on the tile the dwarf is standing on (be it the upstair or the floor next to it etc) so they dont drop everything all the time and hurt other dwarves with it...