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Old 10-31-2016, 07:30 AM
cwniles cwniles is offline
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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.
I was working on an old Coats 4050A tire machine trying to bust some tires off of some rims and the "demounter" (basically a large, heavy metal prybar sort of thing) suddenly leapt free which, and I am not 100% clear on the physics here, seemed to suddenly transfer all of the force directly to my arm which then bent in a very unnatural manner. The customer, who had been idling nearby observing, immediately remarked "man, you just broke your arm!".

Not an explosion per se but there was a Kaboom!, injuries resulting.