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(Toronto Sun)   Drunken idiot convicted of driving a truck with 60000 kilos of propane with 3x the legal limit of alcohol in his system. "I'm sure as hell not driving that thing sober" he was probably heard to say   ( torontosun.com) divider line
    More: Scary, legal limit, Highway, Lambton County, Ontario, Truck, Alcohol, Crime, Cody Harlen Jones, Sarnia, Ontario  
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2018-07-10 08:35:02 PM  
"Drove my Chevy to the BLEVE and blew everyone sky high"
 
2018-07-10 08:42:32 PM  
I have to disagree with one thing in this article. He's not driving a bomb. He's driving a small tactical nuclear weapon. If you mixed this much propane with air and ignited it, you would get a fuel-air blast that would probably flatten everything in a circle a mile across.
 
2018-07-10 09:07:26 PM  
Where were the 11 long-haired Friends of Jesus in the chartreuse micro bus?
 
2018-07-10 09:48:28 PM  
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2018-07-10 11:26:25 PM  
The thing is that it's 60,000 kilos of propane, which is actually a gas. So it's more likely that he'd float into an overpass than anything else. This is why truck drivers have to be fat.
 
2018-07-10 11:26:39 PM  
Sobriety is over rated.  Trump, Bush 43, and Carter were all abstainers from alcohol and you can see how well that went for the country.
 
2018-07-10 11:28:57 PM  
At least it wasn't 30,000 pounds of bananas.
 
2018-07-10 11:30:27 PM  
""I'm sure as hell not driving that thing sober" he was probably heard to say "

A man buys this real fast sports car and he's is flying down the road at about 80 mph. After a couple miles he flies by a cop at a speed trap. The cop immediately pulls out and turns on his siren. The man pulls over and waits for the officer to give him a ticket.

The officer comes up to his car and says, "I have been waiting for you all day."

The man says, "Well, I got here as fast as I could."

 
2018-07-10 11:31:14 PM  
Meh. Saw this in a movie...
 
2018-07-10 11:33:56 PM  

WyDave: "Drove my Chevy to the BLEVE and blew everyone sky high"


Runaway: Explosion at T2 Laboratories
Youtube C561PCq5E1g
 
2018-07-10 11:36:15 PM  

Baloo Uriza: WyDave: "Drove my Chevy to the BLEVE and blew everyone sky high"

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/C561PCq5​E1g]


Came here to make this reference.  But they weren't drinking in the movie.
 
2018-07-10 11:36:19 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: The thing is that it's 60,000 kilos of propane, which is actually a gas. So it's more likely that he'd float into an overpass than anything else. This is why truck drivers have to be fat.


There are days where I wonder about you. Today is not one of those days.
 
2018-07-10 11:37:04 PM  

iToad: I have to disagree with one thing in this article. He's not driving a bomb. He's driving a small tactical nuclear weapon. If you mixed this much propane with air and ignited it, you would get a fuel-air blast that would probably flatten everything in a circle a mile across.


Even if there was some horrific accident involving fire, would there be enough air available to ignite all the propane at once to produce that kind of explosion?  I figure it would be self limiting from the amount of oxygen available.
 
2018-07-10 11:38:29 PM  
Gawd Dangit Bobby

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2018-07-10 11:39:03 PM  

winedrinkingman: Sobriety is over rated.  Trump, Bush 43, and Carter were all abstainers from alcohol and you can see how well that went for the country.


Get the right amount of drunk, get the right pattern of swerve, and may actually set a record time getting down the road, going around the other bad drivers on the road without slowing down.
 
2018-07-10 11:40:02 PM  

Znuh: Gawd Dangit Bobby

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I saw that episode, where Hank was erotic dreams about propane.

/really happened
 
2018-07-10 11:41:43 PM  
Holy shiat, the fact he was drunk scares me only slightly more than that crazy Canadian regulations allow B-trains with propane tanks! Those things are a disaster when carrying a bit of lumber, 65 tons of explosive gas on double trailers is just a big old NOPE for me.
 
2018-07-10 11:44:23 PM  
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2018-07-10 11:48:30 PM  
Special delivery for Trump?
 
2018-07-10 11:50:08 PM  

Baloo Uriza: WyDave: "Drove my Chevy to the BLEVE and blew everyone sky high"

[YouTube video: Runaway: Explosion at T2 Laboratories]


CSB (that CSB) does hella-good investigation and reporting.
 
2018-07-10 11:51:16 PM  
Trailer Park Boys, Lahey's Propane Song
Youtube Rt4nTg0nD_M
 
2018-07-10 11:52:34 PM  

KodosZardoz: [img.fark.net image 425x387]


DJ Snake - Turn Down For What (MO BUTT PROPANE REMIX FT. HANK HILL)
Youtube kTnUpYVPAVY
 
2018-07-10 11:54:37 PM  
I was told there would be no methane...

/s
 
2018-07-10 11:56:20 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: Baloo Uriza: WyDave: "Drove my Chevy to the BLEVE and blew everyone sky high"

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/C561PCq5​E1g]

Came here to make this reference.  But they weren't drinking in the movie.


May as well have been.   "Hey, this process worked on the lab bench, let's scale it up a half dozen orders of magnitude and then run it unattended."
 
2018-07-10 11:56:51 PM  

omnimancer28: Even if there was some horrific accident involving fire, would there be enough air available to ignite all the propane at once to produce that kind of explosion?  I figure it would be self limiting from the amount of oxygen available.


Let's go to the video and see what happens when a truck full of propane explodes on the highway.

/added bonus, since it's Russian it's probably safe to assume the truck driver in this video is also blowing .24 on the breath-o-lizer!


Viral Video: Propane Truck Explodes on Highway INSANE FIREBALL!!!
Youtube v43nWJ2aoNE
 
2018-07-10 11:59:32 PM  
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2018-07-11 12:02:50 AM  
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What driving a bomb might look like.
 
2018-07-11 12:11:20 AM  
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Arm me with harmony
 
2018-07-11 12:16:15 AM  
Well, let's just see how fast this son-of-a-biatch'll go!
[the psycho Cowboy truck driver starts up the tanker truck and suddenly begins slaming into all the parked cars in the traffic jam!]
Hold on tight to your saddle horn, son!
what are you haulin'?
Rocket fuel
 
2018-07-11 01:25:11 AM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: omnimancer28: Even if there was some horrific accident involving fire, would there be enough air available to ignite all the propane at once to produce that kind of explosion?  I figure it would be self limiting from the amount of oxygen available.

Let's go to the video and see what happens when a truck full of propane explodes on the highway.

/added bonus, since it's Russian it's probably safe to assume the truck driver in this video is also blowing .24 on the breath-o-lizer!


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Bill_Wick's_Friend: omnimancer28: Even if there was some horrific accident involving fire, would there be enough air available to ignite all the propane at once to produce that kind of explosion?  I figure it would be self limiting from the amount of oxygen available.

Let's go to the video and see what happens when a truck full of propane explodes on the highway.

/added bonus, since it's Russian it's probably safe to assume the truck driver in this video is also blowing .24 on the breath-o-lizer!


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2018-07-11 01:29:38 AM  

Baloo Uriza: WyDave: "Drove my Chevy to the BLEVE and blew everyone sky high"

[YouTube video: Runaway: Explosion at T2 Laboratories]


Cool story, bro.

But seriously that was a pretty interesting video. (It said it was from 2009, but I'm pretty sure all the people in it were time travelers from 1990.)
 
2018-07-11 01:53:41 AM  
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2018-07-11 02:48:22 AM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: omnimancer28: Even if there was some horrific accident involving fire, would there be enough air available to ignite all the propane at once to produce that kind of explosion?  I figure it would be self limiting from the amount of oxygen available.

Let's go to the video and see what happens when a truck full of propane explodes on the highway.

/added bonus, since it's Russian it's probably safe to assume the truck driver in this video is also blowing .24 on the breath-o-lizer!


[Youtube v43nWJ2aoNE image 480x270][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/v43nWJ2a​oNE]


Not quite the same thing. A propane truck is different than a pickup carrying a bunch of propane containers. They didn't all go up at once.

/ still quite scary
 
2018-07-11 03:07:35 AM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: omnimancer28: Even if there was some horrific accident involving fire, would there be enough air available to ignite all the propane at once to produce that kind of explosion?  I figure it would be self limiting from the amount of oxygen available.

Let's go to the video and see what happens when a truck full of propane explodes on the highway.

/added bonus, since it's Russian it's probably safe to assume the truck driver in this video is also blowing .24 on the breath-o-lizer!


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That was pretty awesome...

/reformed pyromaniac
 
2018-07-11 04:30:37 AM  

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2018-07-11 08:02:05 AM  

LordOfThePings: [img.fark.net image 350x264]

Sorcerer

?

/the CSB video was a CSB...
 
2018-07-11 09:16:43 AM  
"driving a bomb"

This is the absolute dumbest comment made in an attempt to inflame opinions (no pun intended). EVERY truck driving towing propane tanks is "driving a bomb" so it's nothing out of the ordinary. Yes, driving drunk was incredibly irresponsible, but I'm not about to heap further fault on top of him specific to the cargo he is towing.
 
2018-07-11 09:35:46 AM  

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That scene was awe inspiring when I was young, Never saw the original though.

"You'd drink too" stories I've heard at AA meeetings:

Ice road trucker in Temiskaming, Ontario
John Deere technician. 1500 psi hydraulics
Helo degausser on replenishment ship.  We were always bored.
 
2018-07-11 09:47:13 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: The thing is that it's 60,000 kilos of propane, which is actually a gas. So it's more likely that he'd float into an overpass than anything else. This is why truck drivers have to be fat.


No.  Stored under pressure as a liquid.. LPG, aka Liquid Propane Gas..  would expand to a huge cloud of flammable gas if the tank ruptured..  any spark, or even a hot manifold could ignite it.. a very large bomb.  Also, not all truck drivers are fat, though sitting in a seat without much exercise, while munching on snacks does tend to put on the pounds.
 
2018-07-11 10:11:13 AM  

OlderGuy: AverageAmericanGuy: The thing is that it's 60,000 kilos of propane, which is actually a gas. So it's more likely that he'd float into an overpass than anything else. This is why truck drivers have to be fat.

No.  Stored under pressure as a liquid.. LPG, aka Liquid Propane Gas..  would expand to a huge cloud of flammable gas if the tank ruptured..  any spark, or even a hot manifold could ignite it.. a very large bomb.  Also, not all truck drivers are fat, though sitting in a seat without much exercise, while munching on snacks does tend to put on the pounds.


Of all the comments I didn't expect to be trollbait, AverageAmericanGuy!
 
2018-07-11 10:25:44 AM  

PunGent: LordOfThePings: [img.fark.net image 350x264]

Sorcerer?

/the CSB video was a CSB...


Meant to be the original, Wages of Fear, unless I screwed up.
 
2018-07-11 10:43:08 AM  

Prof. Frink: OlderGuy: AverageAmericanGuy: The thing is that it's 60,000 kilos of propane, which is actually a gas. So it's more likely that he'd float into an overpass than anything else. This is why truck drivers have to be fat.

No.  Stored under pressure as a liquid.. LPG, aka Liquid Propane Gas..  would expand to a huge cloud of flammable gas if the tank ruptured..  any spark, or even a hot manifold could ignite it.. a very large bomb.  Also, not all truck drivers are fat, though sitting in a seat without much exercise, while munching on snacks does tend to put on the pounds.

Of all the comments I didn't expect to be trollbait, AverageAmericanGuy!


Gave AAG a funny for that post, because it was.   Also wanted to be factual for those who might have believed it... you know they are out there...
 
2018-07-11 11:42:52 AM  

lack of warmth: Znuh: Gawd Dangit Bobby

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I saw that episode, where Hank was erotic dreams about propane.

/really happened


THE HANK HILL EXPERIENCE
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2018-07-11 02:53:42 PM  
My late father-in-law told me that the reason he'd finally retired from being an engineer on the MoPac was that he couldn't take the stress of the *ssholes* driving fuel trucks who constantly tried to beat the train at grade crossings.
 
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