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Awesome footage of a truck carrying gas cylinders experiencing a bad day. The dash cam footage is supposed to be from Russia.

 

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Looks like he was travelling too fast and smacked into some sort of vehicle in front of him.  Came out of the drivers seat pretty quickly though.  Sad that the whole deal appears to have been preventable by a little more care in driving technique. 

 

Scary in that gas bottles could be turned into torpedoes real quickly like this.

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Jug, I once saw an oxygen cylinder get dropped onto a concrete shop floor without its protective valve cover.  The fall snapped off its valve, and the cylinder took off across the shop like a torpedo, bounced off a cement block wall some 50 feet away, and then flew underneath a bus and into the pit the bus was parked over  There was a mechanic wrenching on that bus's transmission at the time.  Luckily, he escaped injury.

 

Anyway, watch carefully at the 2:47 mark on the video as one of the cylinders attempts to achieve low-earth orbit!

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Huh... really scary.

 

I worked at a propane gas-canister station before. When the truck came filled with 500+ of such bottles (in two levels) the guys unloaded the 12 and 23.5kg canisters  throwing one by one from 2-3 meters unto the concrete floor...

 

Actually this guy had a very bad luck, usually gas leakages, and bottles are very hard to blow up like this. When we refueled cars (illegally) from gas canisters, we had accidents... like the tube came off or the compressor's pressure-gap (?) broken off. Pure gas extinguishes cigarette, and even small fires... hi pressure and very cold. Problem comes when it mixes with air 1 to 3...  When it has leakage, and tall grass holds it together. Or a room filled with it. In this case, several bottles were broken and something ignited a fire. Very bad luck... Unmixed gas is burning with yellow flames at relative low temperature. If they could have extinguished the fire in a few minutes, there were no explosions at all. But, if they let them cook off and explode...  Fireworks.

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Lot of very angry Russian baboesjka's, not being able to cook dinner... 

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Yep, he accelerated when the cam guy was changing lane. Got from one video to another, man, russians are batshit crazy

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Macelena, ever done any driving in Rome...............they definitely are all Formula 1 tryouts.

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