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Okay, so we’re not condoning laughing at someone else’s injuries. But in this case, it’s too, um, educational not to watch. This video shows a guy, presumably in England, who decides a good place to light up is right on top of a Shell fuel truck. Ahh, Darwin. Is there anything you can’t prove?

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12 Responses to Doh! Gas Station Disaster

  1. Sam says:

    Definitely not in England. We drive on the left here and the driver got out of the left side of the cab not the right. The forecourt guy’s wearing a t-shirt which should’ve been the real givaway, far too cold here. Saudi plates I reckon.

  2. Dave P says:

    He’s using a lighter to see down into the tank…that is DUM-B. Adding to the irony are all the “grand opening” balloons festooning the pumps.

  3. jeffrey immer says:

    hmm i wonder what’s down here in this giant truck marked flammable. what an oxygen thief!!

  4. bemis says:

    Amazing… I didn’t think it was possible to be THAT stupid…

  5. Sam: You’re right, I can’t believe I missed that! The guy who put up the video used the words “lorry” and “petrol” and I didn’t bother to put together the fact that the driver was on the left.

  6. rg says:

    WWWCD? (What Would Wiley Coyote Do?)

    That guy must have been pretty dumb to use a lighter to check the contents of a fuel storage tank. Everyone knows you should only use matches.

  7. MeasureOnceCutTwice says:

    I particularly enjoyed the way he rolled on the ground to extinguish the flames – right to the end of the hose on the ground, causing it to start belching more flames at him.

  8. Adam R says:

    Great safety measures. Flames right near the top of the canopy and no supression.

  9. Scott says:

    This almost looks intentional.

  10. markwlewis says:

    I get that it looks like he is using a lighter to check the tank, but it is pretty vague. Maybe he was using a flashlight (torch?) and knocked it on something making a spark? Hard to believe anyone working around large volumes of fuel could be THAT stupid as to use a flame source to look in a fuming gas tank. Lack of flame suppression is tragic.

  11. FredB says:

    This entire installation looks to be missing any safety features. Training is obviously lacking.

  12. Cybergibbons says:

    The only lorries (trucks) you’ll see in the UK that aren’t cab over engine are tow trucks for other lorries. You’ll never see a fuel tanker or artic with an American style cab.

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