This is video of an accident involving high pressure gas cylinders somewhere in Russia.
I don’t know what the lesson from this video is:
- Don’t try this at home?
- Uncontrolled release of energy sources will ruin your day?
- Thank heavens we don’t allow unsecured transportation of high pressure cylinders in this country?
- You can’t imagine how bad things can get and how fast?
Maybe I go with the last one – imagination. My fundamental belief is that one of the biggest risk factors we face on a daily basis is our inability to imagine how a small problem (a minor fender bender) can escalate into a major incident ( jet-propelled gas cylinders shooting 40 feet in the air).
But I am sure of one thing. This should probably be shown at every safety meeting on road awareness and handling of hazardous material.