at the Pump in Fort Worth, Texas
Before you read the following article:
The ESD Journal STRONGLY Disagrees
with the final statement in the video of this report.
"..as you are putting this up (nozzle),
if there is a problem, Austin Cochrum says this likely
saved his life, this is a breakaway pump (coupling), pull
on this, it will come away from the pump, that way the
flames don't sneak up through the hose and into the pump
and cause the entire station to explode.."
If people do as he says they will stay
around the fire too long, possibly douse themselves in
gasoline from the hose if it's cutoffs don't work properly
(not to speak of just the half gallon or so in the hose)
or worse, break the hose and spray gasoline all over the
The ESD Journal received this email
about a hose breaking so it can happen.
My name is Matt, last year my wife
and I were at a full service gasoline
station. When the attendant proceeded to pull the hose
off of the pump the
gasoline hose split pouring gasoline over the inside of
my vehicle, my
self and my wife.I then not realizing the danger, started
my vehicle to
pull away, but not before being completely doused in gasoline.
have happened?? Where we in any danger by starting the
car to move away?