Attendant and driver are filling a container in the back of a taxi. They forget the cardinal rule and don’t take the container out to place it on the ground […]
In this video the fuel delivery truck is busy off-loading and at least 2 filler point covers are open. When a car drives by the vapor is ignited and you […]
Driver loses control of bakkie and crashes into the forecourt and an attendant assisting a customer. The driver recovers nd is able to climb out of the bakkie, but the […]
This video contains a few clips of fuel vapors igniting, probably because there is a static electricity discharge.
Most fires on the forecourt start as a result of static electricity building up and then igniting fuel vapor at the pump:
Cigarette lighter causes fuel vapor to ignite. Here is another scary example of how lighting a cigarette in the right place can ignite fuel vapors. Luckily this guy got away.
The customer hasn’t placed the container on the ground and the static electricity could not be discharged. He places the nozzle in the container and engages the automatic stop. When […]