Posted by Ken Kurtis on September 06, 2004 at 12:30:25:
In Reply to: Anotheer correction posted by Max Bottomtime on September 06, 2004 at 10:00:08:
"The tank in question had a current VIS sticker."
Just for the recoprd, this is not the one I was referring to. I was referring to the one a few months ago where the tank was dropped and exploded.
But even your incident, to me, underscores that you simply can't be too prudent.
And in this case, if you fully read your link, it underscores that 4 years earlier, this tank had been identified, along with other Walter Kidde tanks, as potentially problematic and was recommended to be removed from service. Had those recommendations been followed (note how we've come full circle with "recommendation" and "standard"???), this accident wouldn't have occured.
Once again, you can't err too much on the side of safety, especially when it comes to dealing with tanks.
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