Gas Cylinders on FireJuly 15th, 2013
Everyone has heard stories of ruptured gas cylinders rocketing across the floor (and through walls), but seldom does one get to witness such an accident. Recently, a truck transporting a load of cylinders crashed on a Russian freeway and created this scene:
There were several other videos taken from a variety of angles (1 2 3). It’s interesting to watch one cylinder explode after another and to see the kind of speed a ruptured container can build. Obviously, these ubiquitous and relatively inconspicuous pieces of lab equipment present serious risks.