Tanker Truck Fire

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+119 1. imagic commented 9 years ago

driving the truck away from the dangerzone,, this guy is a true hero !!!
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+43 2. iShine commented 9 years ago

im suprized it didnt blew up and leave a crater behind, as for the driver, nerves of steel all the way.
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+62 3. edmund commented 9 years ago

0:23 - Quite optimistic, isn't he? :)
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+30 4. SmajlicekCZ commented 9 years ago

@(removed comment) you DO realize that that place looks like a gas station, and if the tanker was left there or even blew up, it would cause much more damage and possibly kill many people? Seems to me he chose the lesser evil.
Though I dont know anything about how safe are the gas stations reserves from the fire, so Im just speculating.
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+13 5. Cvejic commented 9 years ago

#(removed comment) Why trying to prevent or reduce eminent disaster when you can record it with mobile phone while waiting for fire department??

Luckily, not all people are like that.
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+9 6. dushan commented 9 years ago

#(removed comment) so, if you are gas station worker and something catches fire, you will call fire department and run away? that is not just stupid, it's highly irresponsible
driver did the right thing

#4 not safe enough, if tanker explodes above reserves ( underground fuel storage thank ) you got yourself a large scale disaster
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+15 7. banzemanga commented 9 years ago

It looks like the truck did explode at the very end. Meaning it would have been worse if he did not drive it away because exploding inside the gas station would be just a escalating disaster. And he managed to drive the truck to an isolated area too.
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-6 8. Usdevildoggmc commented 9 years ago

Yeah...... Let's all label him a hero....for all we know he was probably smoking a cigarette, threw it next to his truck.... maybe he was pumping fuel into the tanker....or left the lid open...

WATCH 0:04 You see him walking away from the truck... all the sudden he hears a small explosion (Which you can see on the right side of the truck)

He immediately runs to the other side of the tanker where the explosion set off ( If it wasn't his tanker he would of most likely ran AWAY from the sound.. Telling us he knew something about the explosion )

After that he immediately goes and grabs a fire extinguisher which is obviously not going to do much.... he gets in the tanker ( Which tells us it is 100% his tanker, Not too many people have Class A licenses...

I could be wrong but this might have been prevented if he followed procedure 100%... That is why we have laws, rules, regulations....

btw I'm a cop...

#1 Still think he's the a hero?
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-6 9. cretia commented 9 years ago

#1 Hmmm hero or dumb ass ?
for smoking cigarettes at a petrol station and then driving off in a petrol tanker that is on fire
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-3 10. banzemanga commented 9 years ago

#8 Nice deduction. After reading your explanation and re-watching the video, i have to agree with you.
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-3 11. hellsd commented 9 years ago

#8 all the way
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+8 12. JamMan commented 9 years ago

Clearly no evidence of him smoking, but don't let that stop you all from blaming the guy. I think Hero.
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+6 13. S3B commented 9 years ago

I like the way the people run in a certain direction to get away from the burning tanker, and then 10 seconds later the tanker goes down the same way. The people originally running away must be thinking "omg why is the tanker following me?"
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-2 14. Oxydous commented 9 years ago

#1 few advice from the petrol industry.

Under NO CIRCUMSTANCE you wont act as a hero. You ll probably make wrong choices due to poor and non-comprehensive knowledge of the subject. A.k.a. he took the truck improvising an escape route. What happens if he passed from.. lets say a school at the time the kids are off and the parents are there to pick them up ? What time was it ? Did he know the route he took to the ''safe zone''? What tells him that the tanker would NOT erupt on the way there ? What if a car hit him on an occasional traffic accident while he WAS on fire?

Don't rush to judge heros in this situations. People with poor knowledge trying to do what looks right often end up doing more harm than good. In this case.. you call the pros... and EVACUATE the area as fast as you can. And btw.. the underground tanks would catch fire before the tank exploded. Gasoline gases are heavier than air so the first place to erupt would be the underground tank.

Strongly on the side of #1 here.

If this happens to you.. GO AWAY and call people who are trained to face THIS specific crisis situation. You do NOT know enough.
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-4 15. DoubleBubble commented 9 years ago

@8 & @14, thank you for making sense. Judging by my rating, many don't agree with us. Which proves what I've always thought: There's more idiots out there than I feared.
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+12 16. murdoc commented 9 years ago

#8 #10 #11 #14 #15 i think you all didn't even read what #7 had linked..the guy was a hero and you all are just cowards
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+3 17. irishgek commented 9 years ago

Wow what a man , So many questions and answers but with out the full story no one can say , but ya leaving the tanker there was not an option but could have ended a lot worse
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+5 18. CrackrJak commented 9 years ago

I don't know about other countries but the USA mandates that fire suppression systems be installed at all gas stations. All an attendant has to do is to pull a pin and hit a big red button and the whole area is covered in a water/foam mixture to suppress a fire.
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+2 19. freakshow commented 9 years ago

he just wanted to drive it to a more crowded area before it blows up :P
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+8 20. sinduda commented 9 years ago

#8 objection move to strike.. impossible to know if he was smoking or not thats pure speculation.. then again you are a cop therefore everyone is a potential suspect in your eyes..

what he did took balls..
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+4 21. imagic commented 9 years ago

#8, ok, so let assume he made a mistake. at least he did everything he could to prevent a disaster afterwards. And who sais it is not some malfunction in the pump or something. so yes i think he is still a hero and not some @#$@# cop who probably would have got in his car drive a mile away, then call for back up and let the whole gass station in danger of blowing up. that's how cops usually work isn't it.
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0 22. max2000 commented 9 years ago

that wud hav been perfect mom to say - i resign :(|)
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+5 23. sux2bu commented 9 years ago

#16 Damn right , he was protecting his community the only way he could.
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0 24. Usdevildoggmc commented 9 years ago

#16 No #7 just linked the same video with a little description labeling this guy a hero.... It's not the official police report or investigation.. The link to a site called "DAILYPICKSNFLICKS"..

I'm just pointing out the evidence guys no need to lynch me.

Its a damn good thing what he did driving that tanker away... But there is a possibility he might have gotten careless or didn't follow procedure.

He was clearly pumping gas or the fuel tank cap was open... You can see him walk away from the tanker at 0:05 maybe to take a piss or to go get a greasy hot dog.

Now what would you think of this man if it did blow up that entire block....and you saw the footage?

Unless you guys in here are 10 years old you'll agree that walking away while pumping gas isn't a good idea
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0 25. Louie commented 9 years ago

#1and#2, Hero yes, nerves of steel? He was probably shittin' his pants. #24, I checked out the vid again and it looks like what you said. The guy looks like he tried to make the best of his screw up so he took responsibility and tried to cover his ass as best he could without anyone getting hurt.

#14, What if,What if. Hind sight is 20/20.

Remember that nobody is perfect and when something unintentional goes awry it's called an ACCIDENT.
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+1 26. appropri8 commented 9 years ago

from the link in #7

"eight people were injured, but they all are expected to be OK."

no one died...hero.
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+1 27. joeman commented 9 years ago

#8,#24... I always enjoy your comments...

I've worked with fuels for over 30 years and I've never been able to light any of them with a cigarette.
A match, a lighter, any open flame, yes.
A cigarette, no...
Please show me how you do it.

btw, you remind me of the cops in my family.
they're cynical too, because they've also seen the underbelly of society...
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0 28. cripplecog commented 9 years ago

But the truck was NOT on fire. He moves the truck away from the flames. You can clearly see that when he drives away, the tanker is smoking hot, but the flames stay behind. EVEN if (as many of you assume) he was careless and and caused the accident, he still cot in a truck that could have blown up at any sec and did what he could to get it away before making a bad deal a lot worse.
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+1 29. Plecter commented 9 years ago