Just Another OC Homeless Guy: kim jong-un: Girion47: Wow...That was amazing.As a safety professional I am completely enthralled by this video. I guarantee the fire is a result of either A) someone not following safety policy or B) Safety policy written by someone in the pocket of the corporation.Noone wants to farking listen to the safety guy, ever. And then shiat like this happens and guess who's responsible./Listen to your farking safety guy, we don't make this shiat up, we get paid to anticipate situations like this and try to avoid, yeah we might slow you down...it's for a reason.No way are you a real safety guy. A real safety guy wouldn't guarantee anything without verification. ;-) (Actually come to think of it, I don't think I've ever seen a safety guy guarantee anything period!)>>>>>B) Safety policy written by someone in the pocket of the corporation.Because, as the CEO of a major corporation, I wouldn't care about safety, interrupted production, lawsuits and lost profits in the slightest. No, I would solely be worried about the relatively paltry sum of the safety department's salaries and the restrictions they placed on stupid-ass behavior. Also, I would be a pyromaniac and enjoy fires and explosions.You, sir, are an idiot.
JohnAnnArbor: WOW.Dang.Hope they're OK.Frame-by-frame of that video would be interesting.
tuna fingers: Since you "This"ed this, you are now open to ridicule. You two are idiots for suggesting that he didn't know that this was a fertilizer plant. It probably provides jobs for 3/4s of the town. And my assumption was that he was on his own expansive property. Look where that fence line is. Way off from the road. That ain't a muni road.
Girion47: 'm an idiot? Because I've gone for jobs, and experienced clients that took the stance that safety would sign on to the corporate stance or else be fired?Yet another farking troll.
EchoMike: They're going to need to come up with another name for their annual fireworks display.
Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Well, it IS TexASS, so it probably is his wife AND daughter./amidoitrite, lefties?
Ivo Shandor: CliChe Guevara: texas city disaster, 581 dead, 8500 woundedI was just looking at that on Wikipedia. It happened on April 16, 1947. What the fark is it with this week?
Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Because, as the CEO of a major corporation, I wouldn't care about safety, interrupted production, lawsuits and lost profits in the slightest. No, I would solely be worried about the relatively paltry sum of the safety department's salaries and the restrictions they placed on stupid-ass behavior. Also, I would be a pyromaniac and enjoy fires and explosions.
kim jong-un: Did he know it was a fertilizer plant?
impaler: See "Dunning Kruger effect."
VvonderJesus: Google Map of the areaYou'll be interested to note where the video was shot from
Myria: kim jong-un: (Actually come to think of it, I don't think I've ever seen a safety guy guarantee anything period!)If life had guarantees, we wouldn't need safety people.By the way, how do you like being kicked off the American news by three major events in one week?
berylman: Can even 200 kilograms of ammonium nitrate do that? This will take some armchair expertise beyond Fark.
AFKobel: universebetween: kim jong-un: AFKobel: That is the most insane cell phone footage I've seen in quite some time.I think I would have been guilty of not being able to imagine that could happen from that distance.Yeah same here. He seemed to be pretty far back.if you can see it you are too close.Until this video I really didn't understand the power of fertilizer explosions. I suppose the pictures of the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing should have taught me that lesson.This video has opened my eyes.
fst_creeper: So rather than beat up dad I thought I'd take a look in Google street view, Bing birds eye view and Google earth. Here's my take. A pre-explosion framegrav view that is clear[farm9.staticflickr.com image 217x359]matches up to this street view fairly well.[farm9.staticflickr.com image 500x401]The red box is close to the video frame and the red circle is my guess on his vehicles approximate location.It is probably fair to guess that he zoomed in a little too.Which then seems to put them around here in Google Earth[farm9.staticflickr.com image 285x500]Which according to Google Earth View measures at ~950 feet from the center of the burning silo based on the red line.But then I thought hey, that puts him right next to the middle school. And since one of the side effects of adrenaline is constricted vocal cords aka higher voice it occurred to me that instead of endangering his daughter perhaps he was sayyyyyyy picking her up from an after school event. I know I had some that went to 8 P.M.Or for that matter he thought, we must be safe at the school, they have rules about these things. I just don't assume he was cruising for a good photo op.Now as to the inverted camera, I try take a few things in mind. A) He plugged in his charging cable in the beginning so he may have been movement limited. B) He was probably shooting to show family and friends initially and probably on the phone itself so he wouldn't care and it would look fine on the phone. C) He probably didn't give it any thought, that's just the way he holds his phone.And as someone said earlier, 3X4 really? And I'll add, hmmm why at this point can youtube not tell it is a flipped aspect video and remove the widescreen bars at top and bottom?
mafiageek1980: The video made me jump...twice!The dad on the other hand, made me want to smack the shiat out of him for even bringing a kid NEAR an explosion, much less a fire! WHAT THE fark WAS HE THINKING? Oh wait, nevermind...
Uakronkid: mafiageek1980: The video made me jump...twice!The dad on the other hand, made me want to smack the shiat out of him for even bringing a kid NEAR an explosion, much less a fire! WHAT THE fark WAS HE THINKING? Oh wait, nevermind...Maybe the kid was at baseball practice, and the dad was picking them up from the school that's right there.
SomeTexan: West is south North of Waco.
WhoopAssWayne: This dude should have followed the 'thumb rule' - an old firefighter trick for when you roll up on something you are completely unprepared to handle (like say, a major chemical/fertilizer plant fire that is fully f**king engulfed.) You stick your left hand out the window of the fire truck, extend your thumb, fonzarelli style, and back the f**k up until the entire fire - from your eyes - is within your thumb. Then call for help. Even with a hazmat cert, this is the correct response for first responder guys - at least back in the day.
theurge14: Ivo Shandor: CliChe Guevara: texas city disaster, 581 dead, 8500 woundedI was just looking at that on Wikipedia. It happened on April 16, 1947. What the fark is it with this week?Lincoln shot April 14 1865Great San Francisco Earthquake April 18 1906Titanic sinking April 14 1912Texas City, TX explosion April 16 19471974 Super Tornado Outbreak (2nd worst in US history) April 3-4 1974Branch Davidian siege ends in Waco, TX April 19 1993Oklahoma City bombing April 19 19952011 Tornado Outbreak (worst in US history), April 25-28 2011Boston Marathon attack April 15 2013West, TX explosion April 17 2013And with my birthday on the 14th and income tax day on the 15th, it makes me one cursed dude. :(
tuna fingers: Occam's Nailfile: tuna fingers: Occam's Nailfile: I would not have thought they were close enough to be harmed, either. Turns out I don't know much about the potential blast radius from burning fertilizer plants. This poor farker probably didn't either. He might not have even known it was a fertilizer plant.farksake!He full well knew it was a fertilizer plant. Do you have any clue as to how rural communities operate?Do you have any clue where they live? Who they are? Whether they were next-door neighbors, visiting relatives? Are you a farking wizard?Yes, I do have clues as to where they live. They live by a fertilizer plant dumbass.
fst_creeper: But then I thought hey, that puts him right next to the middle school. And since one of the side effects of adrenaline is constricted vocal cords aka higher voice it occurred to me that instead of endangering his daughter perhaps he was sayyyyyyy picking her up from an after school event. I know I had some that went to 8 P.M.
nburghmatt: dust in the room is an understatement. i sobbed when i heard that little girl telling her dad to run,
mafiageek1980: That still doesn't explain why he is filming the damn thing instead of just heading to a safer place, perhaps AWAY from the explosion
StopLurkListen: Sigh. You people complaining about "vertical videos" ... Stahp. You're like those people from the early days of email where people were really serious about formatting and spelling and other trivial aspects. No one cares anymore. We shouldn't care here, because the more important question is,WHY ARE 3x4 PROPORTIONS HARDCODED INTO PLAYER APPS?
the ha ha guy: You mean the school that was within the evacuation zone? If he was picking the kid up, it's because the police told him to come get his kid and GTFO. If the school was already empty, then he either chose not to evacuate or he drove around a police barricade to enter the evacuation zone.
LDM90: Next time I think about witnessing something interesting, I'm going to consult Fark first to see if I would be a complete moron for doing so. Because I hear their powers of foresight are incredible. Also, duh, doesn't everyone know what a fertilizer plant tools like?
WeenerGord: nburghmatt: dust in the room is an understatement. i sobbed when i heard that little girl telling her dad to run,[askanatheist.tv image 577x396]god what a bunch of weak pussies/all baying for the father's blood, though, of course
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