1. Post #1
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    sam.clarke's Avatar
    March 2005
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    BBC News posted:
    A woman suffered serious burns when petrol ignited as she was decanting it in the kitchen of her York home because her daughter had run out of fuel.

    The woman, who is in her 40s, suffered 40% burns in the accident on Moorgate in the Acomb area on Thursday evening.

    She has been taken to the burns unit at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield.

    A fire service spokesman said: "Her daughter asked her mum for petrol because she had run out. The cooker was on and the fumes ignited."

    Station manager Lee Smith, whose Acomb crew attended the fire, said: "The people were cooking their tea and dispensing petrol from a container to a glass jug.

    "The vapour then ignited, the jug was then spilt which obviously ignited as well and the person involved in the decanting was consumed by the flames.

    "Her daughter phoned 999 and was obviously extremely distressed."

    Severe burns

    The woman was treated by ambulance personnel in her kitchen before being taken to Pinderfields.

    Her condition is not known but a North Yorkshire Fire Service spokesman described the burns as severe.

    Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire in the kitchen and removed the remaining petrol.

    A North Yorkshire Fire Service spokesman said: "Members of the public should take extreme care when handling and storing petrol and be aware of the risks associated with incorrect use and storage of fuel.

    "Never bring petrol inside your home. If you do smell petrol fumes in a garage or outbuilding ventilate the area and make sure nobody smokes or turns electrical switches on or off. The slightest spark could cause an explosion."

    It is not known if the woman had been storing petrol in advance of the threat of industrial action by tanker drivers but news of the dispute was followed days later by government minister Francis Maude advising motorists to fill up jerrycans in case of a strike.

    This was subsequently clarified by transport minister Mike Penning who said jerrycans could store 20 litres, more than the amount advised for safe home storage.

    North Yorkshire Fire Service on Thursday issued a warning about the storage of petrol at domestic properties.

    "Fuel should be stored away from the house in either a shed or a garage, well away from people and anywhere where it might be close to a naked flame or other source of ignition," it said.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-17560534

    And this after the government advised the public to store petrol in the garage as a precaution for the possible strikes, nice on Dave!
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  2. Post #2
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    ChaosUnleash's Avatar
    July 2007
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    Pouring petrol in the same room as your cooker alone is pretty stupid. When the cooker is on!?

    Just asking for trouble.
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  3. Post #3
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    September 2005
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    Pouring petrol in the same room as your cooker alone is pretty stupid. When the cooker is on!?

    Just asking for trouble.
    "Well, I guess this will work ouOH SHITE"

    Yeah, it's pretty stupid, but I think it's horrible painful. Hopefully she will recover soon.
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  4. Post #4
    Lemurs's Avatar
    November 2011
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    The blame will be sent governments way, but fuel in a kitchen? Really?

  5. Post #5
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    carcarcargo's Avatar
    October 2007
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    My friend tried to blame this on Cameron and while I'm generally critical of Cameron and the tories, you can't really blame him for someones stupidity.
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    January 2009
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    Sometimes, stupidity hurts, literally.

    I wish her full recovery, but, for gods sake, don't do that shit.

  7. Post #7
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    August 2009
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    Allow this was stupid to do, it would be wrong to blame her. Having such extensive burns is horrible for anyone, and she shouldn't be judged for it, despite being unwise. This is how medicine works!

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    [snip]

  9. Post #9
    Terminutter's Avatar
    June 2010
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    Jesus fuck, what was going through her head when she decided to decant petrol inside?
    I mean, common sense 101, do it outside.

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    August 2007
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    Fucking idiot. How could she think that was not dangerous.

    Also, you cannot blame Cameron in any way for this.

  11. Post #11
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    February 2005
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    Also, you cannot blame Cameron in any way for this.
    Really? The fact she had to decant fuel at home instead of getting it from a petrol station isn't his or his government's fault?
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  12. Post #12
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    June 2006
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    Pouring petrol in the same room as your cooker alone is pretty stupid. When the cooker is on!?

    Just asking for trouble.
    Yeah, but the situation changes when you have absolutely no knowledge about how petrol burns. You'd probably think the liquid burns so it should be safe.

  13. Post #13
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    May 2010
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    The only reason she was decanting petrol was the bloody man made fuel crisis by the Tory Government
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    October 2007
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    The only reason she was decanting petrol was the bloody man made fuel crisis by the Tory Government
    Yeah but it's still her fault for doing this around a lit cooker.
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  15. Post #15
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    December 2011
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    Isn't it possible that the daughter left it on, when she tried to cook something and didn't turn it off when she ran out of petrol? And her mother didn't notice it?

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    October 2009
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    I bet Cameron left her bloody cooker on.
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  17. Post #17
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    Dennab
    February 2007
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    I thought this was another protester at first, mainly because I've never heard the word "decanting" before.
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    October 2006
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    I thought this was another protester at first, mainly because I've never heard the word "decanting" before.
    Sorry, but I can't get your avatar and Theater's post out of my head.

  19. Post #19
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    November 2009
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    Yeah, what exactly IS decanting. NEvermind google.
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    -snip-

  21. Post #21
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    Dennab
    June 2009
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    My friend tried to blame this on Cameron and while I'm generally critical of Cameron and the tories, you can't really blame him for someones stupidity.
    It's nice that you're rational about that but why? What has he personally done that you can criticise? And then what has his party done that you can criticise?
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    August 2010
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    It's nice that you're rational about that but why? What has he personally done that you can criticise? And then what has his party done that you can criticise?
    Brace yourself guys..
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  23. Post #23
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    April 2006
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    Yeah, what exactly IS decanting. NEvermind google.
    Last week in my chem class, we needed to decant a copper powder in a solution, to do this we waited until the powder settled, then we poured out the liquid while keeping as much of solid inside the beaker as possible.

    It's something like that

  24. Post #24
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    August 2005
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    Do that shit outdoors.
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  25. Post #25
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    June 2010
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    Yeah, what exactly IS decanting. NEvermind google.
    Pouring shit out of a container.
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