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(WYMT Hazard)   Man dies from smoking around his oxygen tank: "His family tells us he has had three prior explosions at his home for the same reason, but this one was different because it killed him"   (wkyt.com) divider line 81
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2013-07-27 12:24:42 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-27 12:49:54 AM  
And Darwin gets an extra strike, because fark you, he's Darwin!
 
2013-07-27 01:05:24 AM  
www.darwingame.org
 
2013-07-27 01:35:17 AM  
People die from Oxygen tanks everyday. Who would like eggs over easy, breakfast steak, and some tater tots? Cuz that's what I'm ready to scrounge up. It's late, and drunken Wayne is on the prowl for some eats.
 
2013-07-27 01:39:39 AM  
Always makes me wonder, these people who can't stop smoking, no matter what the danger, remind me of the same people who are in the lung cancer ward at the hospital and outside smoking and it amazes me.

/was a smoker.... quit like 5 years ago... never looked back...
 
2013-07-27 01:40:30 AM  
I've seen dudes smoke through a tracheotomy hole. Smokers gonna smoke.

/quit ~4 years ago
 
2013-07-27 01:41:15 AM  
this is a good follow-up to a recent post about such idiots. i'm not better than him, having ruined many bedcovers, blankets and sheets (and remote controls) falling asleep smoking. if our government was not owned and run by wealthy powerful families perhaps tobacco products would not be available at all. too bad rich powerful families / business don't give a damn if people live or die. they just want your money.
 
2013-07-27 01:41:22 AM  

sharphead: Always makes me wonder, these people who can't stop smoking, no matter what the danger, remind me of the same people who are in the lung cancer ward at the hospital and outside smoking and it amazes me.

/was a smoker.... quit like 5 years ago... never looked back...


Dude, are you my doppelganger?
 
2013-07-27 01:42:25 AM  
Like the Canadian Mountie, Darwin always gets his man.
 
2013-07-27 01:42:42 AM  
static.comicvine.com
/obligatory
 
2013-07-27 01:43:01 AM  
I set up a girl's computer that smoked weed in the next room from her grandmother with a oxygen tank.
 
2013-07-27 01:47:01 AM  
At least he died doing something he loved
 
2013-07-27 01:47:44 AM  
Well, Darwin is pleased.
 
2013-07-27 01:51:34 AM  
Usually when someone dies the family shows the best photo of the deceased to cast them in a positive light.  He looks really drunk and/or high and is wearing what appears to be an Iron Maiden shirt.  Maybe that really was the best photo they had.
 
2013-07-27 01:51:50 AM  

BlackMtnMan: Well, Darwin is pleased.


Meh.... low hanging fruit for these ones.  No challenge.
 
2013-07-27 01:55:13 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: I set up a girl's computer that smoked weed in the next room from her grandmother with a oxygen tank.


It is stupid to expose someone with breathing issues to smoke. She's an inconsiderate idiot.

At least the guy in TFA went out doing what he liked, and didn't take anyone else out by doing it.  Best you can ask for.
 
2013-07-27 01:57:45 AM  
Bonus:  he lived in a mobile home.  He lived in a tin deathtrap, he was on supplemental oxygen, and he persisted in smoking?  The only surprise is that Darwin took this long...


Footnote:  I have known a number of good, intelligent, hard-working people who happened to live in trailers.  Then again, I've known bunches who fit the trailer trash stereotype perfectly.
 
2013-07-27 01:58:52 AM  
imgace.com
 
2013-07-27 02:01:34 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: computer that smoked weed


Goddamn pothead Dells.
 
2013-07-27 02:16:21 AM  
"You can't help nobody if they don't want to help themselves" said his sister.

 No, she said "Ye cain't help nobody if they don't want to help theirself".

If you're gonna fix it for her, Jerikka, change it to "anybody", too,  while you're at it.
 
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2013-07-27 02:17:43 AM  

ajgeek: And Darwin gets an extra strike, because fark you, he's Darwin!


The dude was on O2 at 52.

I think Darwin must've been toying with him like a cat before the kill.
 
2013-07-27 02:18:13 AM  
Only got one thing to say: E-cigs may well have every health danger of cigarettes, but blowing up oxygen tanks is not one of them.
 
2013-07-27 02:24:01 AM  
Hey, when you gotta go, you gotta go!

/also, heavy smoking is just slow suicide for wusses who hate themselves
 
2013-07-27 02:28:26 AM  
I hope his family wins the lawsuit against the manufacturer of this faulty oxygen tank. What a horrible way to die. Whats next? Getting partially digested Mcdonalds fries stuck in your Colostomy bag?
 
2013-07-27 02:36:09 AM  
If smokers were smart, they wouldn't be smokers.
 
2013-07-27 02:38:03 AM  
When will someone save us from these corporate bastards selling their unsafe oxygen tanks? Whoooo will think of the children who smoke around oxygen tanks?
 
2013-07-27 02:41:46 AM  
Can one of you Walter White types please explain to me how an oxygen tank can "explode" while you're smoking around it?  Sure, oxygen increases the flammability of objects that are in contact with it, but oxygen itself is not flammable nor explosive.  I thought science didn't lie unless its climate change "science".
 
2013-07-27 02:48:01 AM  
hrfishbowl.com
 
2013-07-27 02:49:03 AM  

AltheaToldMe: Can one of you Walter White types please explain to me how an oxygen tank can "explode" while you're smoking around it?  Sure, oxygen increases the flammability of objects that are in contact with it, but oxygen itself is not flammable nor explosive.  I thought science didn't lie unless its climate change "science".


Three astronauts would like to have a word with you.
 
2013-07-27 02:49:08 AM  
But clearly it's the fault of the oxygen tank manufacturers for not making an O2 tank that can be smoked around...or something.
 
2013-07-27 02:50:45 AM  
Viral marketing for the Up sequel.
 
2013-07-27 02:55:54 AM  
Rowan County, quite possibly one of the most depressing places on earth

/roun county
 
2013-07-27 02:56:25 AM  
someone passing through noticed the fire and ran to get help from a neighbor who happened to be Jones' sister and wife. They live on Lambert Hollow Road just three doors down from the Jones
 
2013-07-27 03:02:46 AM  
Well, to be fair, if I survived three explosions that I caused by smoking near an oxygen tank, I might consider the possibility that I could survive a fourth oxygen tank explosion.  Keep in mind that I am 34 years old, have had close to 20 broken bones, countless electrocutions (ranging from small minor ones to ones that knocked me off my ass and caused a small fire), more stitches than I've had broken bones, two steel plates in one arm (and over 30 screws), frost bite (from minor so severe), 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree burns, animal bites, broke my nose twice, had my stomach pumped, have been kicked in the eye (in the white part of the eye), punched, kicked and tossed, shot at, one day put my foot through a hornets nest and was stung by 27 of those little bastards, have fallen out of several trees, and was once tossed across a room for telling an Army Drill Sergeant what I did to his mother the previous night.  So it's possible, quite possible that I might not make the best decisions.

/repairing an old Uninterruptable Power Supply, my wife asked if I knew what I was doing.  So I reminded her that I have a degree in Robotics.  Still not happy, I looked at her and said "I completely thought about my skills, knowledge of this device, the tools that I have and that I have no real clue as to why this isn't working.  She asked "And you feel that you can safely repair it?"  And I answered "No, but I'm doing it anyways."
 
2013-07-27 03:06:58 AM  
logieal:

Three astronauts would like to have a word with you.

The capsule did not explode.  The conflagration happened because a small fire in an oxygen-rich environment burned out of control.  The fire prevented the hatch from being opened and they died.  There was no "explosion".  I already stated that items in an oxygen rich environment burn faster/better but it does not explode.  NASA admitted to a faulty design with the hatch as a result of the investigation.
 
2013-07-27 03:07:49 AM  

KrispyKritter: this is a good follow-up to a recent post about such idiots. i'm not better than him, having ruined many bedcovers, blankets and sheets (and remote controls) falling asleep smoking. if our government was not owned and run by wealthy powerful families perhaps tobacco products would not be available at all. too bad rich powerful families / business don't give a damn if people live or die. they just want your money.


I hate it when the richers come over and stick a cigarette in my mouth at night while I'm sleeping. Then the government uses my cig taxes to try to jack me over by forcing overpriced medical equipment in my house.  I'll show them.  bast*rds
 
2013-07-27 03:08:44 AM  

Great Janitor: Well, to be fair, if I survived three explosions that I caused by smoking near an oxygen tank, I might consider the possibility that I could survive a fourth oxygen tank explosion.  Keep in mind that I am 34 years old, have had close to 20 broken bones, countless electrocutions (ranging from small minor ones to ones that knocked me off my ass and caused a small fire), more stitches than I've had broken bones, two steel plates in one arm (and over 30 screws), frost bite (from minor so severe), 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree burns, animal bites, broke my nose twice, had my stomach pumped, have been kicked in the eye (in the white part of the eye), punched, kicked and tossed, shot at, one day put my foot through a hornets nest and was stung by 27 of those little bastards, have fallen out of several trees, and was once tossed across a room for telling an Army Drill Sergeant what I did to his mother the previous night.  So it's possible, quite possible that I might not make the best decisions.

/repairing an old Uninterruptable Power Supply, my wife asked if I knew what I was doing.  So I reminded her that I have a degree in Robotics.  Still not happy, I looked at her and said "I completely thought about my skills, knowledge of this device, the tools that I have and that I have no real clue as to why this isn't working.  She asked "And you feel that you can safely repair it?"  And I answered "No, but I'm doing it anyways."


Your nickname is "lucky" right?
 
2013-07-27 03:14:55 AM  

AltheaToldMe: logieal:

Three astronauts would like to have a word with you.

The capsule did not explode.  The conflagration happened because a small fire in an oxygen-rich environment burned out of control.  The fire prevented the hatch from being opened and they died.  There was no "explosion".  I already stated that items in an oxygen rich environment burn faster/better but it does not explode.  NASA admitted to a faulty design with the hatch as a result of the investigation.


What some people would call an "explosion" other people who work with fire would call an accelerated burn with an implosion due to vacuum of atmosphere and resultant over pressure. A highly oxygen rich environment is prone to flash fire with a small ignition source and little other ignitable sources.

But if you have the proper oxygen to ignition ratio, yes you can certainly have an explosion with nothing else.
 
2013-07-27 03:17:29 AM  

logieal: AltheaToldMe: logieal:

Three astronauts would like to have a word with you.

The capsule did not explode.  The conflagration happened because a small fire in an oxygen-rich environment burned out of control.  The fire prevented the hatch from being opened and they died.  There was no "explosion".  I already stated that items in an oxygen rich environment burn faster/better but it does not explode.  NASA admitted to a faulty design with the hatch as a result of the investigation.

What some people would call an "explosion" other people who work with fire would call an accelerated burn with an implosion due to vacuum of atmosphere and resultant over pressure. A highly oxygen rich environment is prone to flash fire with a small ignition source and little other ignitable sources.

But if you have the proper oxygen to ignition ratio, yes you can certainly have an explosion with nothing else.


Mother of f*cking god, let's not go through this again. We have this argument every. single.  time. there's a discussion of detonation/deflagration in an oxygen-rich environment and really, nobody cares about the fine distinction except engineers and fire-fighters.
 
2013-07-27 03:19:47 AM  

AltheaToldMe: Can one of you Walter White types please explain to me how an oxygen tank can "explode" while you're smoking around it?  Sure, oxygen increases the flammability of objects that are in contact with it, but oxygen itself is not flammable nor explosive.  I thought science didn't lie unless its climate change "science".


Fire starts.
pressurized O2 tank regulator overheats in fire and explodes when the regulator fails.   It releases all the O2 rapidly which makes everything combustible ala Apollo 1.
/just guessing this is what happened.  There is a technical distinction between a rapid flash fire and explosion.  They lay definition of "exploded" like a tire blowout and of course journalists that quote witnesses, is different that the way a chemist would classify an explosive event.
 
2013-07-27 03:22:09 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Mother of f*cking god, let's not go through this again. We have this argument every. single. time. there's a discussion of detonation/deflagration in an oxygen-rich environment and really, nobody cares about the fine distinction except engineers and fire-fighters.


Agreed. I'm drunk and certainly no expert on the subject other than first hand experience (not a firefighter).

Fire is something that while we understand, it can still surprise us and work in ways we don't expect.

Fuel + Oxygen + Ignition Source = Fire. Sometimes the Oxygen can double as the fuel if in the right environment.
 
2013-07-27 03:27:09 AM  

logieal: AltheaToldMe: Can one of you Walter White types please explain to me how an oxygen tank can "explode" while you're smoking around it?  Sure, oxygen increases the flammability of objects that are in contact with it, but oxygen itself is not flammable nor explosive.  I thought science didn't lie unless its climate change "science".

Three astronauts would like to have a word with you.


tbeatty: AltheaToldMe: Can one of you Walter White types please explain to me how an oxygen tank can "explode" while you're smoking around it?  Sure, oxygen increases the flammability of objects that are in contact with it, but oxygen itself is not flammable nor explosive.  I thought science didn't lie unless its climate change "science".

Fire starts.
pressurized O2 tank regulator overheats in fire and explodes when the regulator fails.   It releases all the O2 rapidly which makes everything combustible ala Apollo 1.
/just guessing this is what happened.  There is a technical distinction between a rapid flash fire and explosion.  They lay definition of "exploded" like a tire blowout and of course journalists that quote witnesses, is different that the way a chemist would classify an explosive event.


The reason I would fault the regulator as failing is because a cannula should not be able to fill a room with O2.  The fire starts near the person who is near the tank.  Tanks are pressurized in thousands of PSI.
 
2013-07-27 03:28:10 AM  
shiatty music - should just be flames and screams - but this video gets the point across.

Explosion? No. But you don't care about the distinction when your face has burned off.
 
2013-07-27 03:39:19 AM  

DemonEater: shiatty music - should just be flames and screams - but this video gets the point across.

Explosion? No. But you don't care about the distinction when your face has burned off.


Agree about the music. Should have been Slayer.
 
2013-07-27 03:45:38 AM  
Great Janitor

You are my new God.
 
2013-07-27 03:59:11 AM  

Great Janitor: Keep in mind that I am 34 years old, have had close to 20 broken bones, countless electrocutions ,,,,,


Zombie is no way to go through life, son.

/Some people live only to serve as a warning to others.....;)
 
2013-07-27 04:03:47 AM  

logieal: Sometimes the Oxygen can double as the fuel if in the right environment.


Never heard of that.  Sometimes a fire can be sustained with oxygen like a acetylene cutting torches can sometimes turn off the acetylene after the cut is started and the oxygen can sustain the cut by burning metal but it's still the oxydizer, not the fuel.
 
2013-07-27 04:34:10 AM  

KrispyKritter: this is a good follow-up to a recent post about such idiots. i'm not better than him, having ruined many bedcovers, blankets and sheets (and remote controls) falling asleep smoking. if our government was not owned and run by wealthy powerful families perhaps tobacco products would not be available at all. too bad rich powerful families / business don't give a damn if people live or die. they just want your money.


img.fark.net
 
2013-07-27 04:52:05 AM  

KrispyKritter: this is a good follow-up to a recent post about such idiots. i'm not better than him, having ruined many bedcovers, blankets and sheets (and remote controls) falling asleep smoking. if our government was not owned and run by wealthy powerful families perhaps tobacco products would not be available at all. too bad rich powerful families / business don't give a damn if people live or die. they just want your money.


My father was BATshiat about never ever allowing smoking in bedrooms. He cared more about me potentially smoking in bed than me smoking cigarettes or pot (though he was NOT a fan of me doing either mind you). When he was a kid he saw the aftermath of someone who had smoked in bed and burned themselves up (and damn near half the building). So he was always super serious about it. I never have done it as a result, even when deathly ill. Tho I no longer smoke tobacco, I would get my ass up and physically out of bed and either stand with my smoke, or sit somewhere where you aren't falling asleep (kitchen chair or the like).

Last effort to convince you, friend of my mother's (I think it was a FOAF, but it was an actual person. Her urban legend stories never have names and places. ;)) fell asleep with a cigarette. Burns over 80% of her body, it was pretty horrific apparently. She spent over a year in the hospital, and like a total of 18 months in rehab. Countless surgeries, skin grafts, physical therapy. Awfulness I don't want to imagine. I'd frankly rather farking die. Anyhoo after going through ALL that shiat, she got cancer. I was like, wow...what shiat luck, what a shame. But it was related to the fire. Apparently you have a very high cancer risk after skin grafts with burns. So after going through all that agony, the poor woman gets cancer, goes through more agony...and then dies.

fark. that. shiat. Get your farking ass out of bed you lazy farking twat. Don't even take your smokes into the bedroom. Go look at burn victims if you find the habit hard to break. It's such a stupid farking thing to take such a risk on. Plus you might kill someone other than yourself, which makes it even worse.

/stinkeye
//srsly though, just don't smoke in the damn bedroom. :(
 
2013-07-27 04:52:54 AM  

AltheaToldMe: Can one of you Walter White types please explain to me how an oxygen tank can "explode" while you're smoking around it?  Sure, oxygen increases the flammability of objects that are in contact with it, but oxygen itself is not flammable nor explosive.  I thought science didn't lie unless its climate change "science".


We're not talking science, we're talking journalism.

If the tank is heated enough, it'll fail catastrophically. That gets you a big "boom" sound and bits of metal flying about. You could call that an explosion, although it's not a detonation. Note, however, this would happen if the tank were filled with argon.
 
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