Using a lighter to open plastic bags at a COTTON WAREHOUSE
By - Chasith
Loved the lady stomping her foot pissed off.
That’s a person who understands just how much money was lost
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.
If only they had more than a giant leaf to put the fire out too
You know what this fire needs!? More oxygen! Where's that guy with the leaf fan..?
Like a fire suppression system of some sort.
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.
Fr. A bigger giant leaf would’ve done the job smh
I'm sorry, but no one has a job for 23 weeks until the next bulk shipment can be funded and arrives.
I will never financially recover from this
"*Not again, Eugene!*"
He do look like a Eugene lol
Days since last accident: Day Eugene was (re)fired
She figuratively and literally saw her livelihood going up in smoke in front of her.
I love the dude who thew a tissue.
Found the owner
Owner might be insured and won't care. That lady is the look of replaceable middle management.
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.
That's a big ask thinking they had insurance in that part of the world.
Big assumption that this is an easy insurance claim.
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.
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.
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.
This isn't her first cotton 🔥
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."
We are demanding the guy with a broom to run for president
My candidate is the guy who throws a single handful of cotton on it.
You can feel his disgust in the other guy with that throw.
"Well fuck this then..."
I *just* picked all that, you asshole!
Some one got fire-d for sure ![gif](emote|free_emotes_pack|poop)
Nice one, Kev
The move would have been to separate the cotton pile right? But Im inspired by the broom idea...
Ya I can't believe how fast it cotton fire.
Nice one. Can’t believe I didn’t think of that one
It’s weird that handful didn’t catch fire tho.
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.
What they don’t do is put fuel on the burned out part afterwards.
...no, nature does that.
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.
Uh, not a good idea putting the old burning sock trick up on the internet, because Darwin will immediately start thinning out the herd.
And we definitely shouldn't propose an internet challenge with a hash tag along the lines of #BurnBabyBurn
Darwin has been thwarted for FAR too long.
Holy shit, I haven't done this in a looong time. Thanks for the memories.
I like lady stomping her feet, yelling and then running away…
I second this I saw that too and thought "genius!"
The first step in putting out any fire, is making sure you still have a fire to put out.
I know what this fire needs, more oxygen!
And dry wood
That was a palm frond, even better.
With fronds like these, who needs enemas ?
QUICK! FAN IT!
It was his retirement cotton.
MY RETIREMENT GREASE!
I'm a fan!
I come bearing palm fronds.
The ladies… they call me the Frondz… Arthur Frondzarella
Reminds me of Cartman trying to put out Kenny with a stick only to panic when the stick caught on fire.
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?
Well we already know he's not the sharpest
Yeah, otherwise he could have just cut the bag open on his own
with his sharp hands
Or even just his keys
Certainly not with his sharp wits
Fingers, nails and teeth are nature's box openers
Well for a few seconds there he was one of the hottest.
But he is the brightest now that he’s on fire
Sharpness = 1
Flammability = 10
happy cake day detective!
tbf he was on fire, and I doubt most people people are thinking very clearly while on fire.
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
I don't think those steps apply if you happen to be waste deep in cotton
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
You make it sound like you're lit on fire regularly. You ok?
He's okay half the time
In this situation it's a good thing he didn't know stop drop and roll.
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.
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?
I actually think he was on fire and spreading it further!
He definitely was lol
Lol at how the fire chased him out
“And stay out!!!!”
It's truly amazing how stupid some people are
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.
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.
That was a shockingly dumb decision.
Hes not the brightest.
Was for a second though
He seems only moderately less appreciative of the dangers of electricity than the average electrician so 👍 on the nickname
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.
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!
Here i am, afraid to air up my tires, thinkin they are gonna explode in my face.
Inflate to spec on your door sticker, not the one on your tire
Wait really? I've never heard that!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
He was just very committed to the scientific method.
Smoking really is bad for you
Not as bad as a well placed gasoline fire
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.
Did they not know you could point the knife down?
It's amazing humans still exist
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"!
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.
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.
Underated usage of sales vs Hank hill's in propane terms
He's getting fired, Again
Best case scenario!
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???
Since it caught on fire I'm guessing he tried to melt it.
you always know something bad is going to happen when you see live leak planted on the screen lol
Click on link. See logo. “Oh, somebody gonna die.”
…and old cuz LL is dead
Every chinese steel worker feared seeing the liveleak logo appear in the sky
Haha that's great
QUICK DAVE, FAN THE FLAMES
Instead of separating out the unburnt cotton, he fanned the flames toward it.
Dave's not here man.
The guy with the broom deserves a raise just for effort.
Great example of working harder, not smarter.
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.
You've clearly never heard the phrase "fan the flames".
"Yeah, this palm leaf oughta do it."
hurry, bring the equally flammable eco broom. oh shit, it caught fire
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
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.
This is why cotton is an ingredient in explosive compounds.
Hard-core cotton candy
angry cotton candy
Nilered did a video recently converting cotton into sugar then into cotton candy.
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.
I like how the guy who did the damage crawled through the burning cotton to escape, spreading it with every crawling step.
Well, he was on fire. I'm guessing his main thought was, "I'm on fire".
I too often have Bruce Springsteen on my mind.
Why.... Just why.....
He couldn‘t get the sack open.
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?
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.
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?
I suppose if there's a lot of sun, flames aren't caught by the camera
I bet he won't be employee of the month.
Ex-employee of the month?
“Jokes on you guys. I don’t even work here.”
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.
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.
Yeah remember the same thing.
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.
Come with me
And you'll be
In a wooooooorld of OSHA violations
You know, someone could have cut a swath right through the middle to save that bit in the bottom right.
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.
It's a giant mound of cotton, pretty hard to completely separate a section in what, less than 15 seconds
Our even put the cotton in separate piles.
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.
Definitely fan the flames. That’ll stop it.
I found it quite terrifying
I found it satisfying.
You just see the browning of cotton, the flames, especially if there's a lot of sunlight, aren't easily captured on tape
If this was a grain silo, it would have been more exciting and a much shorter video.
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.
Dude literally FANNED THE FLAME
Probably one of the worst attempts to problem solve in human history
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.
Yes, fan it!!
And I’ll bet the managers said pocket knives were an unnecessary expense.
Dummy ,you are fired
At 00:32 the person actually threw cotton on the fire!
fan those flames..... FAN THEM!!!!!!!
It looks so satisfying
High iq individuals
Let me just hit the flames with huge gusts of wind from my obnoxious fan broom thingy
What a fucking idiot
"Grab the fire extinguisher!"
[Grabs palm frond]
Bold move cotton, lets see how it works out for him.
Planting, growing, harvesting, sorting, cleaning, drying, packing, transporting. All gone because one dumb fuck
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.
This is when fire extinguishers in the ceiling come in handy
This appears to be outside and where I live outside doesn't have a ceiling.
Omg stupid idiot!
That’s a special kind of stupid right there.
Who does this...for real?
🎼 The scorch, the smell of cotton. The fabric of our lives.
Lemme just come in and FAN THE FUCKING FLAMES JUST A LITTLE BIT.
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