Fuel Tank Explosion Kills Welder

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  1. Maggot

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    Happened at the port of Korsakov on Sakhalin Island, Russia.

    A welder and his crew were starting to work on an old empty fuel tank.

    They were unaware the the tank, although empty of liquid, still contained a large amount of fumes which exploded when the welder lit his torch.

    One welder died and two of his colleagues were injured.
     

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  2. Queen of the Night

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    Yes. Obviously the correct thing to do. Use a welding torch on a fuel tank even when empty. What could possibly go wrong?
     
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    So many dangerous jobs in the world.....don’t pay enough when your life is on the line.

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    Well. On the bright side. They don't have to remove that end anymore. It's gone
     
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    It's kind of the same thing when a car fuel container becomes explosive because of the remaining vapor. Because that's what reminded me about (seemingly) empty containers of gas. Mainly GTA, shooting at the gas openings leads to booming results when it's empty rather than full.
     
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    You're from Miami, said she intelligently, and therefore will probably not have heard of the H&S website in the UK. Fascinating reading. Lists of fatal deaths from various reasons covering the last few years. No pictures though. I know of one guy who had both legs amputated below the knees when a loading shovel drove into him and sheared both legs off neatly with the wear edge, and another guy who was walking behind a pick-up when it reversed off the weighbridge and ran over him, the driver thought he had run over a bollard and drove forward again, running over the poor sods head. The first guy died a few weeks after, the second one has recovered. These are both from the company I work for.
     
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    That one guy that just got up and ran away must have been behind everyone. LUCKY SOB.

    My Father in law 20 foot up on some scaffolding when it shifted and he fell. on the way down he twisted his body to try and break his fall. Snapped him in half. Can't use/feel his legs between his knees and waist. Barely feel anything below the knee. He is actually a really nice guy and i did not know him before the accident.
     
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  13. Richie

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    Who ever passed him on a welding course should be shot.
     
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    That was pretty cool he slid across that floor far
     
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    I read a good bit, if you put up a link to the H+S site I'll check it out.
     
  16. Richie

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    Seen a guy come off a scaffold also. Six bays up, landed legs first. Shattered his legs to pieces, and fucked his back up so bad he never walked again. Worst part was he got nothing for it. One of his guys had altered the scaffold, removed a plank, and the dude fell through the gap. I think they even tried to prosecute his guy for altering the scaffold. It was nasty to see.
     
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    Father in law won a lawsuit but not sure if i want to trade my legs in for a couple thousand a month til you die.
     
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    Ya id keep my legs too.
     
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    No pictures, just rather dry, terse and factual accounts of someone having a finger ripped off or losing their arm or getting sucked into some machine and mangled into mince, getting their eye put out by a burst tyre, or falling through a roof. If you have any sort of imagination, you'll wince with no need for videos or photos! x
     
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