WTF Darwin Award. Trucker edition.

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  1. holly1975

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    He lit a cigarette while cooking on a propane grill in his truck cab.

    Propane Leak, Cigarette, Confirmed As Causes Of Wyoming Walmart Semi Explosion
    Posted June 27, 2016 by Ashley

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    Investigators have officially confirmed that a propane gas leak was the cause of a semi explosion over the weekend a Wyoming Walmart parking lot.

    Authorities Confirm That Propane Leak Caused Semi Explosion
    The explosion happened at the Sheridan Walmart on Saturday morning around 8:15. According to Incident Commander Jerry Johnston, “the gentleman had a propane cookstove in the sleeper of his semi and there was a leak in the propane line. And I believe the occupant of the semi lit a cigarette and caused an explosion that blew the semi apart. And in turn caused the fire shortly thereafter.

    When crews arrived on scene, the truck was engulfed in flames.

    Johnston confirmed that the truck driver was flown to a burn center in Salt Lake City. He is expected to survive.


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    Sheridan Media
     
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    News 'flash'

    :jj:
     
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    holly1975 Treasure Valley's Greatest Treasure Gold

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    Holy crap! Thanks for the gold, whoever did that!!
     
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    That's like someone smoking a cigarette while pumping gas. Makes me nerves.
     
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    Where I used to work, they set up huge tents to weld a distillation tower together (which wouldn't fit indoors). When one dude pulled a flap back from the tent, there were four HUGE propane tanks right up against them.
     
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    My favorite.....

     
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    :jj: some of them keep on going, oblivious.

    You'd think they would reprofile the road under the trestle to avoid some of these accidents.
     
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    I've looked it up....... apparently the railroad and the city have discussed it for years. There is no cost effective way to change the road and elevating the tracks is not an option. They have warning lights and signs advising the height and telling people how to detour for a few miles before the bridge.

    I think they need one of those new giant LED billboards just playing this thing on a loop so people will get it.

    I think the best are the people towing big campers and they are in a different vehicle so they probably don't feel or hear anything and then they get to their campground three hours later and have no a/c units and a hole in the roof.
     
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    Where would the fun in that be?
     
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    They are putting up some sort of laser height measuring system where it scans your vehicle and if it's too tall a bright LED sign lights up as you enter the intersection..
     
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    when you look at the speed they go thru doubt it would matter most are already through the trestle by the time it would of registered
     
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    Where is this bridge located? City?
     
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    Oh I'm sure it will still happen.. Hell, I'm driving while posting this right now. ;)
     
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    I think I read Durham, NC?
     
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    Yup.... they even have a website!

    http://11foot8.com
     
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