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Old 10-27-2016, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Nars Glinley View Post
Depending on your definition of explosion, mechanics have been killed due to tires being over-inflated without the use of safety cages. Here's a non-lethal but terrifying example.
Yeah, the old style split rim truck wheels were well known as "widowmakers."

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Originally Posted by Chimera View Post
Google 'garage mechanic explosion'. I did, and this local event was one of the top items.

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2016/0...neapolis-fire/


That's one thing which didn't occur to me... a gasoline leak inside the garage could lead to a build up of vapors, similar to a natural gas leak.