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GAS CYLINDERS - SLEEPING GIANTS
I am a sleeping giant. I weigh 175 pounds when full. I come in various colors, green, yellow, black, etc.
I am pressurized at 2216 pounds per square inch (psi). I wear a protective cap when not in use.
I wear valves, gauges, and hoses when at work.
I transform stacks of material into buildings, process plants, and many other things when properly used.
I am ruthless and deadly in the hands of the careless or uninformed.
I am too frequently left standing alone on my small base, my cap removed or lost by an unthinking worker. Now I am ready to be toppled over, and if my naked valve is snapped off -- all my power can be unleashed through an opening no larger than a lead pencil.
I have spectacular capabilities -- here are a few of them: I have been known to jet away faster than a dragster.
I can smash through brick walls with the greatest of ease.
I can fly through the air and reach distances of half a mile. I spin, ricochet, crash and slash all those in my path.
I scoff at the puny efforts of human flesh, bone and muscle that try to change my erratic direction.
I can, under certain conditions, rupture or explode -- you read of these exploits in the newspapers.
You can be my master -- but only under my terms – full or empty, see to it that my cap is on, straight and snug. Never, repeat, NEVER leave me standing alone. Keep me secure in a rack, cart, or tie me so I cannot fall.
TREAT ME WITH RESPECT -- I AM A SLEEPING GIANT.
COMPRESSED GAS CYLINDERS SHALL BE SECURED IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION AT ALL TIMES, EXCEPT FOR SHORT PERIODS, WHEN CYLINDERS ARE ACTUALLY BEING HOISTED OR CARRIED
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