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Using a lighter to open plastic bags at a COTTON WAREHOUSE

Using a lighter to open plastic bags at a COTTON WAREHOUSE

Remiandbun

Loved the lady stomping her foot pissed off.


Kerrigan4Prez

That’s a person who understands just how much money was lost


mega_cat_yeet

I’m certain everyone there understands the amount of money lost. The company is so cheap their staff don’t even have a damn knife to open their cotton bag.


thebrittaj

If only they had more than a giant leaf to put the fire out too


ByaaMan

You know what this fire needs!? More oxygen! Where's that guy with the leaf fan..?


dragonfett

Like a fire suppression system of some sort.


thatguyned

They probably do have one but have to try protect the cotton without it first. Depending what stage of processing the cotton is in getting covered with water could destroy it anyway so trying to stop the fire before it gets to that point is only logical because the piles not on fire yet wil get ruined too.


K3V1NC4O

Fr. A bigger giant leaf would’ve done the job smh


TreeChangeMe

I'm sorry, but no one has a job for 23 weeks until the next bulk shipment can be funded and arrives.


New013

I will never financially recover from this


djh_van

"*Not again, Eugene!*"


knowledgebass

He do look like a Eugene lol


milkmypepperoni

Fucking Eugene


jasapper

Days since last accident: Day Eugene was (re)fired


bigkeef69

*(re)fired/(re)hired/(re)(re)fired


UN16783498213

Ewegene


Nopengnogain

She figuratively and literally saw her livelihood going up in smoke in front of her.


MagNolYa-Ralf

I love the dude who thew a tissue.


JahIthGordita

Found the owner


StumpNuts

Owner might be insured and won't care. That lady is the look of replaceable middle management.


tojoso

The owner would sure as hell care about their insurance premiums going through the roof. Not to mention the expense of cleaning up the mess and all of the associated unproductive time.


plasmaflare34

That's a big ask thinking they had insurance in that part of the world.


cpt_lanthanide

Big assumption that this is an easy insurance claim.


Ormild

Do you really think owners don't care about the headache of going through insurance just because they are going to be covered by insurance? Wasting time meeting with the insurance agent to discuss the value of the loss, factory downtime, employees not getting paid, factory shut down so your customer are now getting pissed off about their shipment being delayed, customers might be looking at other suppliers now, getting ramped up again once everything is replaced, mountain of paperwork, calling contractors to get the place cleaned up, etc? Plus their insurance rates are going to go up and now they have to probably fire staff/hire newer (hopefully more competent) ones as well. I've been in minor car accidents and just dealing with insurance is already a hassle (police reports, talking with the claims agent, picking up a temporary vehicle, waiting for an autobody estimator to look at my car, etc). It's going to be way more of a headache to deal with a factory fire.


suddenimpulse

God no one on reddit has ever owned a business or been in upper management huh. People need to spend less time on the tv.


unapologeticjerk

You mean to tell me that Redditors talk out of their ass all the time and say silly horseshit with confidence? You sir are the liar, not this website of facts and truthfulness.


washingtonlass

My cabbag--cotton!!!


Liv4lov

This isn't her first cotton 🔥


Dr_fish

Dude in the bottom right just throws what he was holding into the fire as well, "Fuck sake, it's going to end up burned regardless."


_Frensis_

We are demanding the guy with a broom to run for president


Killcoulier

My candidate is the guy who throws a single handful of cotton on it.


jsting

You can feel his disgust in the other guy with that throw.


Amisten

"Well fuck this then..."


boobs-4-lunch

I *just* picked all that, you asshole!


Public-Fail4505

Some one got fire-d for sure ![gif](emote|free_emotes_pack|poop)


DavidCorzo

FIRE-D GUY Nice one, Kev


PayTheTrollToll45

The move would have been to separate the cotton pile right? But Im inspired by the broom idea...


B_V_H285

Ya I can't believe how fast it cotton fire.


CanadianTurnt

Nice one. Can’t believe I didn’t think of that one


Sashimi_Rollin_

It’s weird that handful didn’t catch fire tho.


Killcoulier

I think it’s because it was thrown on top of a burned out portion so there was nothing to light it up. Kind of like how firefighters use controlled burns to prevent fires from spreading.


alcimedes

What they don’t do is put fuel on the burned out part afterwards.


_7q4

...no, nature does that.


IEatBabies

Ever do the burning sock trick? Fluffy up your sock real well so it is super fuzzy then touch it with a lighter. A small thin line of fire will travel across the surface but everything behind it immediately burns out because without any more free fuzz it isn't hot enough to sustain itself. It is just pleasantly warm on your foot. The surface singes but the bulk of it won't burn.


LazyBox2303

Uh, not a good idea putting the old burning sock trick up on the internet, because Darwin will immediately start thinning out the herd.


gronkomatic

And we definitely shouldn't propose an internet challenge with a hash tag along the lines of #BurnBabyBurn


plasmaflare34

Darwin has been thwarted for FAR too long.


IIIAnomalyIII

Holy shit, I haven't done this in a looong time. Thanks for the memories.


Haughty_n_Disdainful

I like lady stomping her feet, yelling and then running away…


emmgdac

I second this I saw that too and thought "genius!"


big_redwood

The first step in putting out any fire, is making sure you still have a fire to put out.


poopnp

I know what this fire needs, more oxygen!


_Frensis_

And dry wood


PlasticInTheBasket

That was a palm frond, even better.


StalyCelticStu

With fronds like these, who needs enemas ?


Groundape32

QUICK! FAN IT!


kangkim15

It was his retirement cotton.


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HowRisible

MY RETIREMENT GREASE!


cthulularoo

I'm a fan!


Peachmuffin91

I come bearing palm fronds. The ladies… they call me the Frondz… Arthur Frondzarella


mmayer1581

Reminds me of Cartman trying to put out Kenny with a stick only to panic when the stick caught on fire.


Tru-Queer

It’s one thing to be stupid enough to use the lighter on a highly flammable material. But can we appreciate how he decided his next best course of action to get *away* from the fire is crawling further into the pile of highly flammable material instead of backing up the way he came?


Detective_Turtle_

Well we already know he's not the sharpest


UmbralHero

Yeah, otherwise he could have just cut the bag open on his own


Intoutof

with his sharp hands


Kerrigan4Prez

Or even just his keys


kentvindme

Certainly not with his sharp wits


f0rgotten01

Fingers, nails and teeth are nature's box openers


goopee

Well for a few seconds there he was one of the hottest.


scottd90

But he is the brightest now that he’s on fire


nightbringr

Sharpness = 1 Flammability = 10


stiff4tiff

happy cake day detective!


gray-fruit

tbf he was on fire, and I doubt most people people are thinking very clearly while on fire.


NoGoodIDNames

Yeah, that's why they hammered "stop drop and roll" into us as children and we still forget it half the time as soon as the flames hit


_stoneslayer_

I don't think those steps apply if you happen to be waste deep in cotton


Lizardmanjj

As someone who has been on fire with petrol I can confirm you totally forget, all you can do is stand there wildly hitting at the flames


Falcrist

You make it sound like you're lit on fire regularly. You ok?


tehSlothman

He's okay half the time


bravejango

In this situation it's a good thing he didn't know stop drop and roll.


Lemonwizard

Speaking as a guy who's been on fire before - you do NOT forget stop drop and roll. That fire hurts and you want it out ASAP, stop drop and roll is the only thing on your mind.


godfatherinfluxx

As much emphasis as was placed on it I would've thought being on fire was a regular occurrence. I ve not been on fire, am I doing something wrong?


JCtheWanderingCrow

I actually think he was on fire and spreading it further!


dreadnaughtfearnot

He definitely was lol


MisterBri07

Lol at how the fire chased him out


-heathcliffe-

“And stay out!!!!”


DarthTony66

It's truly amazing how stupid some people are


Moo_Snukle

Dude at work used an empty gas can to shield his face from the breeze so he could light a cigarette. Fumes explode. Lost some eyebrows.


delightfulspacepeach

One of my coworkers stuck a pair of scissors into an electrical socket to retrieve a broken prong from a phone charger. We call him sparky.


demoncrat2024

That was a shockingly dumb decision.


delightfulspacepeach

Hes not the brightest.


dodeca_negative

Was for a second though


KnightRAF

He seems only moderately less appreciative of the dangers of electricity than the average electrician so 👍 on the nickname


DarknessTheKiddd2

Well, usually the average electrician knows the dangers and just trusts their abilities to do what they are doing without fuckin up enough to look super unphased by working on shit that can kill them instantly. Or at least this is what my friend who is the one they send out in storms to fix poles that fried from trees flinging branches at them so people dont gotta wait 12+ more hours for a mild storm to pass and the sun to come up said its like for him.


joebearyuh

I know a guy who needed reconstructive face surgery after blowing a gas canister up in his face. He wanted to see what would happen!


Jack_Bartowski

Here i am, afraid to air up my tires, thinkin they are gonna explode in my face.


metalshiflet

Inflate to spec on your door sticker, not the one on your tire


PM_ME_UR_SECRETsrsly

Wait really? I've never heard that!


mondaymoderate

The spec on the tire is Max PSI. The spec on the door is manufacturer recommended PSI. The car is designed to have a certain amount of air in the tire and so you follow what the manufacturer recommends.


Jack_Bartowski

Huh, Mine is a 91 don't have a door sticker, or its fallen off since then. The book says 35, I always follow that. its just that my tires are quite bald at the moment, so inflating them kinda scares me lol.


Eraesr

OP mentioned the door sticker because it's a convenient place to find this info. But the information on this sticker matches whatever it says in the owner's manual.


47853576346

Why, wouldn’t the tire be correct and not the door because you can have different tires on the car than what was originally put on the car


valdus

The necessary air pressure also depends on the type of vehicle and how much weight is being put on them, as well as how the ride for the vehicle should feel. Tires have a maximum, but that could be well above what is appropriate for your vehicle. If you put too much air pressure in, and then increase the weight say by putting a big load in the back of a pickup, you could blow out the tires because the added weight plus the tires heating up while driving will increase the air pressure.


Dr_fish

He was just very committed to the scientific method.


zxcv73

Smoking really is bad for you


mydearwatson616

Not as bad as a well placed gasoline fire


icorrectotherpeople

My coworker at my restaurant held a knife by the blade and then turned the corner ran into someone and cut himself luckily the other person didn’t get hurt.


Jiggyx42

Did they not know you could point the knife down?


Gaming_Esquire

It's amazing humans still exist


nothingbeast

Years ago my wife needed a couple items from CVS at the end of a long day of shopping. I chose to stay in the car since it was only gonna be a couple minutes. A guy walks up, leans against the Propane Tank Storage Locker to have a smoke. I roll the window down and yell "IS THAT THE BEST PLACE FOR YOU TO LIGHT UP????" Fucking idiot had absolutely no clue what he was about to do. Nevermind the GIANT goddamned signs that said ""flammable"!


notpaulrudd

Obviously don't smoke next to propane tanks as a precaution, but I'd be shocked if anyone ever started a fire by smoking next to one of those exchanges.


nothingbeast

Normally I'd agree with you. But this was in my old hometown where I had lived for a long time. The people weren't exactly the sharpest knives in the lightbulb drawer. For example... I worked at the news radio for years. One morning the grain elevators in town exploded and it took just shy of 2 hours for us to get a call a minute asking if it was Al Qaida. Yes, people... a major terrorist organization flew all the way to the middle of BFE to blow up a minor grain processing plant... Passing up every single major tourist destination and national park along the way to disrupt grain processing for a town with a population of 10k or so. So in propane terms... We have a LOT more Dale Gribbles than we do Hank Hills.


timothy53

Underated usage of sales vs Hank hill's in propane terms


Chasith

He's getting fired, Again


Deliveryboy714

Best case scenario!


CriusofCoH


ImDravenUCrazy

So was he trying to use the sharp edge of the lighter to open the bag or was he literally trying to burn it open???


aintNOfunBNdumb

Since it caught on fire I'm guessing he tried to melt it.


Pretend_Twist2848

you always know something bad is going to happen when you see live leak planted on the screen lol


SonOfMcGee

Click on link. See logo. “Oh, somebody gonna die.”


ratshack

…and old cuz LL is dead


alison_bee

Woah. TIL.


WritingNewIdeas

[https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/7/22424356/liveleak-shock-site-shuts-down-itemfix](https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/7/22424356/liveleak-shock-site-shuts-down-itemfix)


Jtd47

Every chinese steel worker feared seeing the liveleak logo appear in the sky


Hidden_Samsquanche

https://youtube.com/shorts/yI4depOkt1E?feature=share


Battle-Chimp

Haha that's great


thereadytribe

QUICK DAVE, FAN THE FLAMES


pacmanic

Instead of separating out the unburnt cotton, he fanned the flames toward it.


ThisDudeJohn

Dave's not here man.


Kltpzyxm-rm

The guy with the broom deserves a raise just for effort.


KingofCraigland

Great example of working harder, not smarter.


PerplexityRivet

And for confidence. I mean, dude watched a whole cotton pile go up in flames in about four seconds, but still thought he could put it out by whacking it really hard.


TheTranquilTree

You've clearly never heard the phrase "fan the flames".


IndyDude11

"Yeah, this palm leaf oughta do it."


winter_madness

hurry, bring the equally flammable eco broom. oh shit, it caught fire


megalurkeruygcxrtgbn

tfw you have to travel into the underworld on your wedding night to see your granddad and ask him to turn off the burner on his stove so you can plug a hole in the pot


IndyDude11

wut


megalurkeruygcxrtgbn

damn, ngl my dude I thought you referencing the [bansho fan](https://dragonball.fandom.com/wiki/Bansho_Fan), literally a palm leaf fan used to put out a major fire in Dragon Ball. In the very end of the show, another fire breaks out and the bansho fan puts it out but then it starts right back up -- and it turns out it's because the fire is coming from the underworld. Main character goes to patch the hole and finds his grandpa that he accidentally killed during a transformation to a monster that he went through as like a 5 year old.


MrAsimi

This is why cotton is an ingredient in explosive compounds.


IWasToldYouHadPie

Nitrocellulose Hard-core cotton candy


araidai

angry cotton candy


prabla

Nilered did a video recently converting cotton into sugar then into cotton candy.


pineapple_calzone

Not really. Once you've nitrated it, the fact it was cotton has almost nothing to do with its explosive properties. But cotton is a cheap source of high purity cellulose with a high surface area and low density, which makes it very easy to nitrate. But the fact it was very flammable when it was cotton has little to do with the fact that it's very explosive when its turned into guncotton but those properties make it easy to turn into nitrocellulose.


eallen1123

I like how the guy who did the damage crawled through the burning cotton to escape, spreading it with every crawling step.


Tin_Foil

Well, he was on fire. I'm guessing his main thought was, "I'm on fire".


Slovene

I too often have Bruce Springsteen on my mind.


zScarcasm

Why.... Just why.....


2roK

He couldn‘t get the sack open.


djh_van

So what was the end result? Did the whole factory burn down? I was actually surprised that the cotton just smoulders as opposed to bursting into flames. Given that, did the fire basically peter out after a while?


wibo58

Cotton fires like this tend to burn for days. There’s not really any way to put it out because the little embers can be so far down in there. We had a huge pile burn a couple of years ago and fire crews just traded of shifts watching it to make sure the wind didn’t shift and take the fire to the grass. I think that one lasted about a week. The top down drone shots of these fires looks pretty cool though. Edit: Here’s a video of a pretty big module fire. https://youtu.be/0-o1wQECGbY Just remember sometimes these fires start inside farm equipment and spread to entire fields or from module to module. One they start there’s a very small window to get the burning cotton out, but many times it’s in the middle of the module and will continue to smolder for a long time. That added to the wind we have here in west Texas can cause some real problems, so most of the time a fire crew ends up just sitting with the fire to make sure it doesn’t spread.


PerplexityRivet

But what if . . . and hear me out . . . what if we slapped at the burning cotton with a flimsy wooden broom? That'd probably solve the whole thing, right?


_Frensis_

I suppose if there's a lot of sun, flames aren't caught by the camera


smokebudda11

I bet he won't be employee of the month.


TrumpsBoneSpur

Ex-employee of the month?


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SonOfMcGee

“Jokes on you guys. I don’t even work here.”


chetan7623k

Just Ex-employee


Slovene

Exployee


Juff_Bunc

They all hated that place. He set it on fire then dude started fanning it with the broom lol. They were trying to burn that shit down.


thismynewaccountguys

Last time I saw this gif the top comment pointed out that you cannot actually see a lighter and that a fire like this could easily have been caused by static as he cut or pulled open the bag.


Kondinator

Yeah remember the same thing.


FuckMyHeart

If this were the case, you'd think the company would have some sort of precaution for static shocks? If there's a threat of your entire stock going up in flames from something super mundane like static electricity, it's foolish to not do anything about it.


dj-megafresh

Come with me And you'll be In a wooooooorld of OSHA violations


thedingywizard

You know, someone could have cut a swath right through the middle to save that bit in the bottom right.


GuardianDom

Nah...too many particulates in the air. Cotton fuzz. Short of driving through it with a bulldozer or something to clear a huge swathe of it.


Rychew_

It's a giant mound of cotton, pretty hard to completely separate a section in what, less than 15 seconds


WraithicArtistry

Our even put the cotton in separate piles.


Guapo_Avocado

The guy used a lighter to open up a bag of cotton, I don’t think anyone here is thinking enough to come up with an idea like that.


biorod

Definitely fan the flames. That’ll stop it.


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persistent_parrot

I found it quite terrifying


minimalillusions

I found it satisfying.


_Frensis_

You just see the browning of cotton, the flames, especially if there's a lot of sunlight, aren't easily captured on tape


tomdarch

If this was a grain silo, it would have been more exciting and a much shorter video.


PerplexityRivet

I worked on a farm as a kid, and one day a new hire pulled out a pack of cigarettes while reaching for his keys. The old patriarch of the family farm saw it, spit out his toothpick, and said "You said you didn't smoke." The new guy started to say something, but the farmer said "You're fired. Get out." When the dude started to argue the farmer pulled a wrench out of his overalls and just stared him down. After the dude ran off the boss told me "Smoke if you want" . . . (I was thirteen) . . . "but you won't work for me. Cigarettes'll do your thinking for you, and you'll light up before you remember you're at the grain elevator. I saw it happen once. Big boom. That stuff'll kill you." Then he spit out a huge hunk of chewing tobacco and stumped away.


ORen5111

Dude literally FANNED THE FLAME


piccolo37

Probably one of the worst attempts to problem solve in human history


GoGoCrumbly

Congressional dipshit Madison Cawthorn wants to dismantle OSHA. That's the organization that works to *prevent* this kind of thing in the US, mandating (expensive, oooh) sprinkler systems that would put out such a fire, were this warehouse in the US. What I don't get is why the person in the video is using a lighter to do what a knife would to so much more effectively.


thedingywizard

Yes, fan it!!


I_am_Mog

And I’ll bet the managers said pocket knives were an unnecessary expense.


No_Neighborhood_5807

Dummy ,you are fired


WubbaluabbaDubDub

At 00:32 the person actually threw cotton on the fire!


much-beccs-such-wow

fan those flames..... FAN THEM!!!!!!!


Demolicious51

It looks so satisfying


Mojave_Trooper

High iq individuals


Viniox

Let me just hit the flames with huge gusts of wind from my obnoxious fan broom thingy


mwreadit

What a fucking idiot


silentwarcry

"Grab the fire extinguisher!" [Grabs palm frond]


Wicker_Man_

Bold move cotton, lets see how it works out for him.


didyousmashtho

Planting, growing, harvesting, sorting, cleaning, drying, packing, transporting. All gone because one dumb fuck


Snuggledtoopieces

There’s stupidity and then there’s shit like this. no fucking way you work there and don’t know how flammable dry cotton is. It’s baffling he even had a lighter at all. Just ask the other worker for a blade you muppet.


zetunuteas2113

This is when fire extinguishers in the ceiling come in handy


vertigo72

This appears to be outside and where I live outside doesn't have a ceiling.


dtyus

Omg stupid idiot!


africawillrise

r/byebyejob


stealth57

That’s a special kind of stupid right there.


nishnawbe61

Who does this...for real?


Pause-Past

🎼 The scorch, the smell of cotton. The fabric of our lives.


NickAppleese

Lemme just come in and FAN THE FUCKING FLAMES JUST A LITTLE BIT.


mitchthefish26

I'd like to know what that guy was like to work with before he made this awful decision. Was he just kind of a dope who did this this one time? Or was he a huge dickhead who would do this and everyone would be like 'dude brandon don't do that. that's really dangerous. we work in a cotton factory'. And Brandon was all like 'look its fine see' and he would do it successfully that time and every now and then and we would continually tell warn him. fuck brandon. what a dickhead