I just hope I can convince other safety professionals that atmospheric storage tanks containing flammable liquids are EXTREMELY DANGEROUS and deserve our respect when it comes to DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, FACILITY SITING, and MAINTENANCE (e.g. MI), and RELIEF PROTECTION.  I recently had a lawyer attempt to make an argument that if these tanks were so dangerous then why did OSHA exempt them from their PSM standard?  Yeah lets let politics protect us from this...

NOTE: this was a waste water tank at a fracking site so it was not even a pure flammable liquid!  Launch takes place around the 30 second mark of the video.

CLICK HERE to see the dramatic High Res photos of this event.

WARNING!  WARNING! WARNING! -  This video is EXTREMELY GRAPHIC and shows a worker being lifted into the air and landing seconds later within the video.  This was a PRCS FATALITY, so if seeing these types of REAL videos is upsetting, VIEWER DISCRETION is STRONGLY advised.  Cause of this FATAL Accident was lack of control over ignition sources INSIDE the underground gasoline tank.  This accident occurred outside of the USA and was in a country that does not have PRCS regulations nor hot work regulations; unfortunately the laws of chemistry and physics still applied.  

Oh my - oh my!  Watching the manner in which these 1-ton cylinders are being handled, loaded, and secured, makes one wonder if any placards found their way on this shipping container!!!  Friendly advice - do NOT handle your NH3 1-ton cylinders like this!

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  8. 2016 Video of the Week #8 (Why there are TRAINED PROFESSIONAL Tree Trimmers - USE THEM!)
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  10. 2016 Video of the Week #6 (Skid Steer Loading Accident)
  11. 2016 Video of the Week # 5 (Worker drills into 11,000 volt cable)
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  13. 2016 Video of the Week #3 (Flashpoint, Flamepoint, Autoignition Temperature Demo)
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  15. 2016 Video of the Week #1 (Dangers of Demolition)
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  18. 2015 Video of the Week #50 (How not to be a roofer)
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  25. 2015 Video of the Week #43 (Diesel Tank Failure AFTER fire)
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  27. 2015 Video of the Week #41 (Power of a SCBA Cylinder)
  28. 2015 Video of the Week #40 (FLIXBOROUGH DISASTER 1974)
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  32. 2015 Video of the Week #35 (HCL Tank Leak and Vapor Behavior)
  33. 2015 Video of the Week #34 (Cutting into a fuel cylinder)
  34. 2015 Video of the Week #33 (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapour Explosions (BLEVE): Response and Prevention-Transport Canada)
  35. 2015 Video of the Week #32 (Crane(s) Collapse)
  36. 2015 Video of the Week #31 (They walk among us and WE have to train them)
  37. 2015 Video of the Week #30 (Propane leak and Ignition)
  38. 2015 Video of the Week #29 (Filling Tires Hazard)
  39. 2015 Video of the Week #28 (Angle Grinder Dangers!! - WORKSAFE BC)
  40. 2015 Video of the Week #27 (EPA Video on Anhydrous Ammonia)
  41. 2015 Video of the Week #26 (Hazards of Cutting Rail)
  42. 2015 Video of the Week #24 (Electrical Safety @ a safety convention)
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  48. 2015 Video of the Week #16 (Crane Overturns)
  49. 2015 Video of the Week #20 (Arc Flash Fatality Accident Reconstruction)
  50. 2015 Video of the Week #21 (Forklift Rollover Fatality caught on CCTV)
  51. 2015 Video of the Week #15 (Forklift & Racking Collapse)
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  57. 2015 Video of the Week #9 (Who needs a crane!)
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  59. 2015 Video of the Week #7 (Loading and unloading 25' tank)
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  64. 2015 Video of the Week #2 (The good ole days of safety)
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  66. 2014 Video of the Week #52 (Wishing he had a Hardhat)
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  68. 2014 Video of the Week #49 (Loose Clothing around powered equipment)
  69. 2014 Video of the Week #48 (Jase and Uncle Si Turkey Frying Safety Video w/ State Farm)
  70. 2014 Video of the Week #47 (Demolition Safety w/ Miley Cyrus)
  71. 2014 Video of the Week #46 (Airplane Safety Video done right!)
  72. 2014 Video of the Week #43 (Culture - "Walk on by")
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  74. 2014 Video of the Week #41 (Scaffolding, Laws of Physics, & Falls)
  75. 2014 Video of the Week #40 (NH3 release from nurse tank)
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  77. 2014 Video of the Week #38 (Forklifts, Rigging, WillFuls, etc.)
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  79. 2014 Video of the Week #36 (Respirator Medical Eval from OSHA)
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  81. 2014 Video of the Week #34 (Crane Collapse)
  82. 2014 Video of the Week #33 (Dust Explosion Demo by Texas A&M Ag College)
  83. 2014 Video of the Week #32 (Aerial Lift Catapult)
  84. 2014 Video of the Week #31 (Crane - Elevator)
  85. 2014 Video of the Week #30 (Forklifts)
  86. 2014 Video of the Week #29 (Compressed Gas Cylinder Handling)
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  92. 2014 Video of the Week #24 (Demolition Safety w/ Miley Cyrus)
  93. 2014 Video of the Week #23 (PFAS and Boom Lift)
  94. 2014 Video of the Week #22 (Backhoe/Trackhoe FAIL)
  95. 2014 Video of the Week #21 (Working from Bucket Prosecution)
  96. 2014 Video of the Week #20 (Extricating worker out of Auger)
  97. 2014 Video of the Week #19 (Vent & Burn)
  98. 2014 Video of the Week #18 (Pressure Testing Level A suit)
  99. 2014 Video of the Week #17 (Catastrophic Failure of an Air Receiver)
  100. 2014 Video of the Week #16 (Propane Cylinder Fire)
  101. 2014 Video of the Week #15 (Power of a Vacuum)
  102. 2014 Video of the Week #14 (Flammable Liquids and IBC's - NFPA and Dow Corning)
  103. 2014 Video of the Week #13 (Behavior Based Safety from the 1950's)
  104. 2014 Video of the Week #12 (The Psychology of Self-Motivation: Scott Geller)
  105. 2014 Video of the Week #11 (Chlorine Leak)
  106. 2014 Video of the Week #10 (Diesel Tank Launch)
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  110. 2014 Video of the Week #06 (CSB's Animation of Explosion at Tesoro's Anacortes Refinery)
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  114. 2014 Video of the Week #02 (Crane(s) Collapse)
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  117. 2013 Video of the Week #51 (Bob Welsh - My Christmas Eve)
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  120. 2013 Video of the Week #48 (Mechanical Press Accident)
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  129. 2013 Video of the Week #39 (CATASTROPHIC FAILURE of Atmospheric Flammable Liquid Storage Tank)
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  140. 2013 Video of the Week #28 (Fit Testing Refresher)
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  146. 2013 Video of the Week #22 (Forklift Counter Weights)
  147. 2013 Video of the Week #21 (Electrical - Extension Cord Safety)
  148. 2013 Video of the Week #20 (Bridge... we don't need no stinking bridge!)
  149. 2013 Video of the Week #19 (Crane Transport Ooopps!)
  150. 2013 Video of the Week #18 (Forklift Accident)
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  152. 2013 Video of the Week #16 (Backhoe Loading)
  153. 2013 Video of the Week #15 (Derrickman Nearmiss - Fall)
  154. 2013 Video of the Week #14 (The making of a Pressure Vessel)
  155. 2013 Video of the Week #13 (LPG HAZMAT Scene explosion)
  156. 2013 Video of the Week #12 (Ladder)
  157. 2013 Video of the Week #11 (Crane)
  158. 2013 Video of the Week #10 (Crane Accident)
  159. 2013 Video of the Week #9 (Ladder Fail)
  160. 2013 Video of the Week #8 (Pile Driver)
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  163. 2013 Video of the Week #4 (USE YOUR PARKING BRAKE!)
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  165. Can you count the unsafe acts? (Video)
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  167. 2013 Video of the Week #1 (Odd job hazard of the "great north")
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  170. 2012 Video of the week #50 (Manlift and Harness)
  171. 2012 Video of the Week #49 - Is "self reflection" a legitimate approach to unsafe acts?
  172. 2012 Video of the Week #48 (Hotwork Explosion - Drum cutting)
  173. 2012 Video of the Week #47 (Fire Extinguisher Fraud)
  174. 2012 Video of the Week #45 (A little fire safety humor)
  175. 2012 Video of the Week #44 (Hotwork & Drums II)
  176. 2012 Video of the Week #43 (Power of condensing gas & the atm)
  177. 2012 Video of the Week #42 (Hotwork on Drums/Vessels)
  178. 2012 Video of the Week #41 (Safety Humor)
  179. 2012 Video of the Week #40 (CO2 Incident @ Fast Food Restaurant)
  180. 2012 Video of the Week #39 (Crane)
  181. 2012 Video of the Week #38 (Crane Collapse)
  182. 2012 Video of the Week #37 (WARNING!! Manlift Fatality caught on Tape)
  183. 2012 Video of the Week #36 (Crane)
  184. 2012 Video of the Week #35 (A look back @ safety)
  185. 2012 Video of the Week #34 (LPG Unloading)
  186. 2012 Video of the Week #33 (WARNING!! Forklift Fatality caught on CCTV)
  187. 2012 Video of the Week #32 (Falls)
  188. 2012 Video of the Week #31 (Forklifts)
  189. 2012 Video of the Week #30 (Confined Space)
  190. 2012 Video of the Week #29 (Safety Glasses Test)
  191. 2012 Video of the Week #28 (Texting & Driving)
  192. 2012 Video of the Week #27 (LOTO)
  193. 2012 Video of the Week #26 - Trackhoe Stupidity!
  194. 2012 Video of the Week #25 - Ladder Safety (Ladder Hopping??)
  195. 2012 Video of the Week # 24 (Arc Flash caught on dash cam)
  196. 2012 Video of the Week #23 - Arc Flash Lesson - PPE SAVES A LIFE!
  197. 2012 Video of the Week #22 - Fall Protection Demo
  198. 2012 Video of the Week #21 - Three wheeled manlift
  199. 2012 Video of the Week #20 - Forklift vs. Storage Rack
  200. 2012 Video of the Week #19 - Forklift Looses elevated load
  201. 2012 Video of the Week #18 - When someone tells you safety is just common sense, well just show them this
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  203. 2012 Video of the Week #16 - Crane drops 70 Ton Turbine @ Power Plant
  204. 2012 Video of the Week #15 - Demo gone wrong
  205. 2012 Video of the Week #14 - Donald Duck stars in "How to have an Accident"
  206. 2012 Video of the Week #13 - Forklift Accident
  207. 2012 Video of the Week #12 (Crane #2 View)
  208. 2012 Video of the Week #11- Crane Accident
  209. 2012 Video of the Week #10 - Forklift Flipped
  210. Gas Pump Static Fire
  211. 2012 Video of the Week #9 - Hardhats Work
  212. 2012 Video of the Week #8 - Horseplay
  213. 2012 Video of the Week #7 - Roadway Hazards
  214. 2012 Video of the Week #6 - OSHA Investigates Deaconess Hospital Crane Accident
  215. 2012 Video of the Week #5 - Forklift
  216. 2012 Video of the Week #4 - Dangerous Trackhoe Horseplay
  217. 2012 Video of the Week #3 - I am sorry, but I had to post this one!
  218. 2012 Video of the Week #2 - Static at the gas pump
  219. 2012 Video of the Week #1 - Fire Marshal Bill on Home Safety
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  221. 2011 Video of the Week #51 - How OSHA Inspections are done (video)
  222. 2011 Video of the Week #50 - How NOT to demo ladder usage
  223. 2011 Video of the Week #49 - Forklift
  224. 2011 Video of the Week #48 - Trusting Hydraulics
  225. 2011 Video of the Week #47 - Hit or Miss... both ruin lives!
  226. 2011 Video of the Week #46 - Unsafe Act bit you can use
  227. 2011 Video of the Week #45 - Fall protection LIVE DEMO
  228. 2011 Video of the Week #44 - Crane accident and rescue caught on tape
  229. 2011 Video of the Week #43 - Hazards of working around RR Tracks
  230. 2011 Video of the Week #42 - Wild Ride courtesy of wind
  231. 2011 Video of the Week #41 - Two Forklifts (Undersized!) doing a tandem lift
  232. 2011 Video of the Week #40 - Crane lifts front-end loader with driver inside
  233. 2011 Video of the Week #39 - Forklift Tips over with worker in cage!
  234. 2011 Video of the Week #38 - Fall Hazard
  235. 2011 Video of the Week #37 - Crane Crushes House
  236. Excavation Death Trap: Not Today (WSB Video)
  237. 2011 Video of the Week #36 - Crane
  238. 2011 Video of the Week #35 - Crane Rigging Fails

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