Burning Stuff With 2000ºF Solar Power!!

In a previous project I found a free tv and turned it into a giant solar scorcher. This shoots out a deadly beam of sunlight, that’s hot enough to abuse food, melt metal and burn things you probably shouldn’t. Today seemed like a good day to play with my Solar Scorcher. I positioned my frame […]

Young Worker Burned in Drum Explosion

A young worker was using a plasma cutting torch to cut the top off a 45-gallon drum. The “empty” drum had previously contained windshield washer concentrate. which was 100% methanol – a flammable liquid. Only about a tablespoon evaporated inside a drum is enough to be explosive. The torch pierced the drum. Vapours from residual […]

Workers Killed While Servicing Tires

I’m Olaf Knezevic, Engineer with WorkSafeBC. Tires can explode with devastating force, causing injury or death. I’m going to describe three serious tire accidents. In the first accident, a worker was killed while removing a tire from a log stacker. This stacker’s tires are mounted on rims made up of several pieces, including an inner […]