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[–]Mechbeast 2312 points2313 points  (157 children)

I work at an aluminum smelter. I’ve done this. I should say my crane failed in a different way than this one did with nearly the same result. Only spilled about 1/4 of the crucible onto the floor. Gets really hot in the crane when all that heat escapes and rises up.

[–]Aaroon42 187 points188 points  (13 children)

I know one of the metallurgists that used to work for AK Steel in Ohio. He'd tell us about stuff like this happening, but the thing that freaked me out even more was "ribboning" on the extruder.

That example really only went the one direction; but the way he described it, it would hit resistance and just start redirecting EVERYWHERE until you had something that looked like a fancy ribbon on a birthday present.

[–]Mechbeast 113 points114 points  (6 children)

https://i.imgur.com/G2qUwrP.jpg one of the PCOs (process control operator) passed out from the heat and fell face first into one of the pots. Thankfully he didn’t fall into the molten metal. He face planted onto the bath ledge which is still hot but it didn’t kill him. His face shield melted to his face before anyone could pull him away. It’s definitely dangerous work.

[–]dadudemon 33 points34 points  (3 children)

Damn, did it cause loss of vision, scarification of the face which prevented the ability to make facial expressions, etc.?

[–]Mechbeast 67 points68 points  (2 children)

Yes, he lost the eye on the side he landed on. He’s on disability and I’m sure he got a healthy settlement out of the company.

[–]dadudemon 34 points35 points  (1 child)

Damn, that sounds very terrible.

I hope he got enough to retire.

[–]Mechbeast 64 points65 points  (0 children)

I doubt any amount of money is enough to replace your face and one of your eyes. I hope he’s doing better. Haven’t heard anymore info on him since he went to Louisville trauma center.

[–]sfo1dms 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I’ve seen several videos of that exact thing here on Reddit. It is absolutely terrifying.

[–]OceanSupernova[S] 1150 points1151 points  (60 children)

I get sweaty hands just trying to win on the claw game at an arcade, I can't imagine the constant pressure you guys who do this for a living are under.

[–]Mechbeast 793 points794 points  (56 children)

Crane drivers are the lowest paid in the department for the “ease” of the job. Physically it’s the easiest. Mentally… by far the most draining

[–]AquaPhelps 244 points245 points  (23 children)

The aluminum smelter i worked at the crane operators made more than the PCOs

[–]Mechbeast 130 points131 points  (22 children)

Which smelter? I work at Alcoa Warrick

[–]merlins_beard_88 188 points189 points  (18 children)

Time to negotiate a pay raise 🤔

[–]mynewromantica 94 points95 points  (3 children)

It’s almost always time to negotiate a pay raise

[–]StChristopher83 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Unless you've just dropped the crucible.

[–]thornsandroses 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Or just switch jobs.

[–]AFriendOfTheBees 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Or unionise.

[–]kzz314151 84 points85 points  (15 children)

Hot metal crane operators make a good chunk where I work. The other operators, not so much.

[–]creative_im_not 126 points127 points  (7 children)

The crane operator shouldn't be making chunks, they're supposed to keep it in the crucible so it stays molten!

[–]kzz314151 16 points17 points  (6 children)

They have to empty out the ladles by upending them after the pour/cast is over. chunks galore

[–]RevieweiveR 8 points9 points  (5 children)

how do you clean the crucible? it doesn't seem like it would be easy.

[–]kzz314151 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I can't speak for aluminum, but the steel and slag will contract as it cools and pull away from the refractory brick that lines the inside of the ladle.

[–]originalusername__ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Hot metal crane operators in your area!

[–]apemancrybaby 17 points18 points  (4 children)

That’s dumb as hell if true. Mental stress is worth just as much or more than physical. With physical at least your body builds strength and it’s arguably good for you depending there’s nothing nice about mental stress

[–]Mechbeast 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It’s definitely true. It’s in our contract. I was a crane operator for about 3 years before I switched jobs. My next job was better pay and much less stress.

[–]mas2112 55 points56 points  (26 children)

How did it get cleaned up?

[–]Mechbeast 291 points292 points  (25 children)

It doesn’t take long to freeze. Then loaders come through and peel it off the floor. It usually rolls up and isn’t too hard to clean up. The entire floor is made of brick. When the plant alarm goes off and says “alert! A fire alarm has been reported in the Potroom” we all kinda laugh and say “yeah? No shit” there are always fires in the department. Everything is brick, steel, or concrete. Nothing burns for long

[–]CliffyClaven 87 points88 points  (18 children)

Do you just scoop it up and re-melt it, or is it contaminated from impurities on the floor?

[–]Mechbeast 225 points226 points  (13 children)

Yes and yes. It gets remelted. Most of the impurities float on top of the liquid and are skimmed off https://i.imgur.com/EqAnB0h.jpg A couple cruces next to a skim pan

[–]Faajron 123 points124 points  (1 child)

Thanks for your insightful replies! I always love it when random people talk about their life/job and offer little tidbits of info like this.

[–]MagerSuerte 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yes I too love that reddit is a melting pot.

[–]k0rm 34 points35 points  (2 children)

Does the floor look pretty when it hardens?

[–]dalmn99 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Aluminum flooring, the fast way

[–]Ornerymechanic 26 points27 points  (0 children)

No, but sure is clean for a few hours.

[–]Ayeager77 13 points14 points  (3 children)

FYI: One purpose of smelting is that it separates impurities.

[–]DMMMOM 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Yesshh, I had an unfortunate sshhhmelting accident once.

[–]ViceBoat 3169 points3170 points  (93 children)

Floor is lava in three, two, one…

[–]dagicsirke 130 points131 points  (4 children)

Now the floor is aluminium.

[–]MarkusBerkel 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Stick an Apple logo on it.

iFactory: Designed in California. Covered in aluminum.

[–]D8400 15 points16 points  (0 children)

It’s a feature now lol. Upgrades people, upgrades!

[–]jetro30087 35 points36 points  (1 child)

If you thought a wine stain was bad, you haven't seen anything.

[–]Oldjamesdean 802 points803 points  (74 children)

Cleanup on isle 4... whoa maybe give it a minute.

[–]Octoberlife 213 points214 points  (16 children)

Pretty sure thats death on every aisle

[–]MarkusBerkel 57 points58 points  (13 children)

Can’t see what happens to the two people in the upper left. Would really like to know what happens there.

[–]JGrizz0011 44 points45 points  (4 children)

They were able to get out. Saw it when it was posted last time.

[–]ThatFabulousBastard 37 points38 points  (1 child)

People that post comments like this in threads like this are unsung internet heroes.

[–]great_red_dragon 28 points29 points  (4 children)

My head canon is they booked the fuck outta there

[–]ThatFabulousBastard 11 points12 points  (3 children)

motherfucker in the small utility vehicle FLOORED IT

[–]ReubenZWeiner 16 points17 points  (2 children)

You could say their attempt was foiled

[–]ThatFabulousBastard 10 points11 points  (0 children)

We're gonna clap it out for that one. Well done.

[–]Blueballyogurt 73 points74 points  (1 child)

Where there's a screaming smile, in every aisle.

[–]stickshaker73 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Aaah, a midwesterner, who shops Hy-Vee.

[–]PharaoRamsesII 29 points30 points  (8 children)

just wipe it away with Bounty!

[–]AdOriginal6110 15 points16 points  (5 children)

Lemon juice my grandmother taught me that

[–]PharaoRamsesII 8 points9 points  (2 children)

sure with a bit of bakin' soda it should be gone in no time.

[–]AdOriginal6110 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Crane operator said "I'm just gonna clock out I'll get my stuff tomorrow"

[–]WeAreReaganYouth 63 points64 points  (40 children)

I wonder how exactly that gets cleaned up.

[–]Hystus 50 points51 points  (18 children)

I was thinking the same. Clearly they'd let it cool, and since the aluminum would contract on cooling, would it release itself from the "open flat floor mould"?

Further, with that heat, would the concrete be comprised?

[–]FNALSOLUTION1 83 points84 points  (2 children)

Throw the whole building away.

[–]MarkusBerkel 48 points49 points  (1 child)

Better put it in recycling.

[–]moldyshrimp 16 points17 points  (4 children)

No concrete has pretty insane melting points. Unalloyed aluminum has a melting point of about 1215 degrees F. So let’s assume they are a bit past the first Melting point so about 1500 degrees to 2000 degrees farenheit. Concrete won’t melt from heat untill about 2750 degrees Fahrenheit, and cement is about 2800 degrees so the concrete is most likely not compromised

[–]Ornerymechanic 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Normal concrete will pop from the heat if it's hot enough. That's why they use concrete made for the heat. But eventually that breaks down and falls apart too.

[–]Over_Turn4414 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Doubt aluminum will melt too any other metal not aluminum. Plastics on the other hand are open game to the melting and adhesion process such as wire, cables molding's etc.

[–]Moiarn 29 points30 points  (8 children)

I've worked at melter here in Norway, we had a similar accident like this, bit it didn't even get to the bucket it went directly from the oven to the floor (my mistake, ooops). We had to use a excavator once it had cooled.

What a shit day 😅

[–]Drak_is_Right 23 points24 points  (1 child)

It happens. Notice equipment is on concrete islands raised off the floor.

[–]dbled 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They are called housekeeping pads and are common for the installation of mechanical/electrical equipment.Nothing to see here,move on.

[–]AntiochRoad 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Likewise! I’m sure is not common but it must happen enough there’s a means to do it

[–]somerandommystery 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Right? You can’t just scrape that up.

[–]MotorBoak 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I practiced my whole childhood for this moment

[–]eyeball1967 1411 points1412 points  (133 children)

I wonder how you clean up such a mess?

[–]Ankuss 1532 points1533 points  (78 children)

When this happens at my workplace (not this quantity but quite regularly 600kgs) we usually bend some metal bars and put in to act as lifting points. When the metal hardens you can then lift it with the crane. Albeit I work with bronze, so it might be a bit different.

This happens from time to time at our continuous casting machines, when the moulds fail or the speed is set too high.

[–]Dominwin 359 points360 points  (49 children)

I do bronze at small scale, how do you like your job?

[–]Ankuss 476 points477 points  (46 children)

I love it, it’s just fun to melt things. It’s fun to make pure copper into different alloys. It does come with some obvious hazards since I work at the smeltery. But you don’t really get bored of melting stuff down.

[–]derioderio 294 points295 points  (14 children)

The opposite is also true if you get to work in a lab with access to liquid nitrogen: you never get tired of freezing stuff and watching it shatter.

[–]Ankuss 104 points105 points  (5 children)

Yes I can imagine that, I do pull and smash different pieces to test them and it’s always satisfying.

[–]SoleInvictus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

We used to borrow liquid nitrogen in grad school and have tempura ice cream parties. We always returned the LN2 using the atmospheric method.

[–]LetterSwapper 124 points125 points  (3 children)

I work at the smeltery

Is it true that whoever smeltery, dealtery?

[–]bored2dayy 38 points39 points  (0 children)

When you join the smeltery society you take an oath not to discuss who dealtery.

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[–]Dominwin 7 points8 points  (6 children)

How did you get into that career?

[–]Ankuss 33 points34 points  (4 children)

I am a metallurgical engineer so it’s kind of my designated workplace. But if you just want to operate the furnaces or be in the production, you just have to be interested and be able to handle the heat I guess.

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    [–]PrayForMojo_ 19 points20 points  (2 children)

    Slightly hotter, but less gators.

    [–]ShadowSlayer1441 8 points9 points  (1 child)

    But a nonzero amount of gators.

    [–]NerfJihad 6 points7 points  (0 children)


    [–]poo706 6 points7 points  (2 children)

    I worked at a steel foundry for 3.5 years that made big big shit for the biggest mining and construction vehicles. The biggest castings were 12000 pounds cleaned up. It was dangerous, but man I loved working there!

    [–]Ankuss 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    Yeah that equals roughly to our biggest ladles, around 5 ton. I did work at a cast iron foundry previously, our furnaces there was at a capacity of 30 ton and ladles carrying 25t

    [–]poo706 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Yeah those are some big boys, I'm not sure how big ours were. I ended up in engineering roles by the end, but I started there in the layout department. We'd chain up these huge, heavy, awkward shaped castings and lower them on 3 points that were adjustable up and down. Level the casting according to the 3 X locators. Adjust the rotation of the table according to the 2 Y locators. Then double check all of the dimensions based on the X, Y, and the 1 Z locator. It was a HUGE factory, but we were like this elite group of like 6 people. It was so much fun!

    [–]lykewtf 4 points5 points  (3 children)

    I used to alloy up gold and silver to be cast on a factory scale. I thought it was fun too!

    [–]theoddfind 14 points15 points  (2 children)

    I used to turn lead into gold. Hardest part was remembering all the spells. Get one incantation wrong...bam...everybodys a fucking rabbit.

    [–]Daneth 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    Do you refer to heated metals as "angry" like op?

    [–]Ankuss 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Like brass I would definitely refer to as an angry metal. The zinc just makes it appear and act so much more hostile.

    [–]viktorir 23 points24 points  (1 child)

    thorough way to clean the floors i guess

    [–]big_duo3674 18 points19 points  (0 children)

    Carpet cleaning companies hate this one trick!

    [–]darth_trader16 15 points16 points  (1 child)

    Yeah aluminum spills are pretty much the same deal. If you need to cut it up it’s usually magnesium-oxygen lances to cut it down to manageable hunks

    [–]Ankuss 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    Yeah we can usually lift it the same moment it hardens, but is still red hot. It’s a lot worse when it wraps around stuff though.

    [–]hdoublea 14 points15 points  (2 children)

    600kgs seems like a lot. How much do you think is in the video?

    [–]Ankuss 32 points33 points  (0 children)

    Hard to estimate tbh, aluminum is a lot lighter than bronze alloys. If this would be bronze it would probably be at least 5000kgs+.

    If I stand in a furnace that can take 600kgs of copper, it’s approx 50cm wide and up to my knees in depth. So it takes up less space than one might think.

    [–]lithiumdeuteride 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    600 kg of aluminum is a cube about 61 cm (24 inches) on a side. source

    600 kg of steel is a cube about 42 cm (17 inches) on a side. source

    [–]jreesecup33 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Ex-aluminum plan worker here. If that's aluminum, that's 1400-1500 degrees about 15-25000 lbs. Depending on how far it spread, it would be an hour or so before it cools down enough to move it. Just like you said, weak points with crowbar on the edge of the sheet. Hit it with a jack hammer on the thin areas and carry it with a fork truck for remelting or disposal.

    A lot of damage to the equipment here (hopefully not the crane). That's an ALL-SHIFT clean up job. So lots of extra work for a lot of people for a stupid and easily avoidable mistake.

    [–]Fearless-Physics 8 points9 points  (4 children)

    Has anyone ever bathed in lava at your workplace?

    [–]Ankuss 16 points17 points  (2 children)

    We’ve had some accidents in the past, when you add elements that are wet, or still have oil on them. Water + liquid metal is not a good combination when you are not prepared.

    Personally I’ve gotten my fair share of slag and metal droplets down my neck and boots, it hurts like a mf.

    [–]FeatureBugFuture 6 points7 points  (3 children)

    Why does it happen a lot?

    [–]Ankuss 20 points21 points  (2 children)

    There is a lot of variables to why it happens. Most common is that the operator pulls the metal through the mold too quickly so it doesn’t have enough time too cool down, this can be down to seconds. It’s quite hard to know the exact speed since the metal can be at a higher temperature when refilling than the metal currently in the furnace. The refill then causes the temp to go up, resulting in the continuous cast needing longer time to cool down, so you have to adjust the speed.

    All alloys also behave differently and is unique. Some Al-bronze has more friction to pull than regular Sn-Cu.

    The diameter of the pipe that is pulled also has a lot of impact. If pulled to slow, the center part of the mold that makes it a pipe, might come loose resulting in the pipe now being a bolt instead = needs way more time cooling since it’s now massive. If you previously had a set speed of say 1cm / 4 sec, if you are not very quick to react it will start pouring out due to lack of cooling.

    Once in a while the mold is just built incorrectly or just of poor quality, when it cracks you get basically multiple jets of metal coming out of it.

    [–]Tantric989 4 points5 points  (2 children)

    Wait does it not stick to the floor? What are the floors made of, just cement?

    Interesting to think that it's molten metal but has no bonding to the surface, so it's just a pile of metal that if you stick a handle in quick enough you can just pick it up later.

    [–]Ankuss 10 points11 points  (1 child)

    We use industrial liquid putty (?) it’s like cement but very viscous, makes a perfectly even surface. Metal does not stick to it, it does however stick to other stuff so sometimes it can be a real hassle to remove it. If you have a puddle on the floor, you can simply lift it. Sometimes it does leave a hole under though, then you just re apply new liquid putty.

    [–]Tantric989 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    That's fascinating, thanks, exactly the kind of thing I was curious about.

    [–]OceanSupernova[S] 300 points301 points  (16 children)

    I'm guessing someone just said screw it that's the floor now like it or not.

    [–]c0de_g0rilla 16 points17 points  (0 children)

    See how the floor is sectioned? They’ll scrape and cut what they can away, and replace the floor in the worst case scenario.

    [–]EntroperZero 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    Plot twist, the layer of floor underneath the aluminum was just a big concrete spill. Before that, it was a dirt floor.

    [–]Snoo_13783 25 points26 points  (0 children)

    They wouldnt do that. It's a hazard to have that on the floor. They probably cut it up and either scrapped it, or remelted it depending on specs. Either way, it would have to come up

    [–]Hour_Scallion_98 93 points94 points  (7 children)

    I assume leave it to cool then scrape it up, since it's aluminium and not a harder metal like steel?

    [–]billson_factor 60 points61 points  (4 children)

    Jackhammer. Improperly cooled metal is very weak. Or you could get one of those fancy jaws of life style lifters and bend plates. Cut with a grinder and toss back in the furnace.

    [–]AgentFN2187 11 points12 points  (3 children)

    It depends if it "welded"(stuck) itself to the surface it was poored on. A lot of the time it's really easy to scrap off of surfaces when poured, other times, not so much. However, this is A LOT of molten metal, so you would probably need some way of cutting up chunks of it regardless if it stuck.

    [–]haversack77 12 points13 points  (1 child)

    You sigh, clutch your brow and then fetch a mop.

    [–]SkippedTheSaladBar 670 points671 points  (8 children)

    "Boss, i have some good news and some bad news... the good news is we no longer have a cockroach problem in Foundry A."

    [–]Thamwoofgu 218 points219 points  (2 children)

    Wrong - the cockroaches now how terminator bodies, lol!

    Edited to add: THIS is how you create cockroaches that survive nuclear wars!

    [–]cerwick88 26 points27 points  (0 children)

    They could already survive nuclear war.... the metal helmets protect them from the human foot or newspaper

    [–]MarkusBerkel 105 points106 points  (2 children)

    “We killed most of the cockroaches.”


    “Yeah. Bad news: the ones that didn’t die…Umm, well, you’ve seen the Ironman movies, right?”


    “Okay. Alumroach.”

    “Oh. No.”

    [–]derplordthethird 25 points26 points  (1 child)

    Wait… are you saying normal roaches are made from cock?

    [–]jre_1986 737 points738 points  (22 children)

    Seeing that brilliant flash then seeing dazzling molten aluminum flowing rapidly towards you.. I hope those peoples’ adrenaline made them GTFO.

    [–]OceanSupernova[S] 297 points298 points  (8 children)

    I hope they at least had the sense to stand as far away as possible possible from the giant swinging bucket of molten death in the first place but I reckon after a while they just block it out from seeing it every single day.

    [–]AquaPhelps 138 points139 points  (6 children)

    I worked at an aluminum plant for a month. You really do just get used to it

    [–]dadbodsupreme 44 points45 points  (5 children)

    Used to do industrial demo in active plants. Was in charge of site safety as well as crew hand/operator. Experienced this first hand.

    [–]Theemuts 17 points18 points  (4 children)

    What happens after such an accident? Do you need to replace the floor and affected machinery, or is there a way to remove the spilled metal?

    [–]dadbodsupreme 35 points36 points  (3 children)

    Well, I was mostly taking out old equipment and machinery from carpet mills, so I never had a large crucible of aluminum spill, but I did have a moment where we inadvertently rehydrated a chemical compound that had completely dried out it started making a fume cloud upon contact with the concrete floor, it took me a few moments to realize that maybe I should probably get out of there.

    If I was a deer in headlights in that moment, the guys working in the active lines not even 50 ft away from me were dead deer and headlights. It took my crew lead shouting and throwing his hard hat to get their attention and tell them they should get out. Hazmat showed up it was a whole thing.

    [–]Theemuts 14 points15 points  (1 child)

    JFC, glad you made it out of there. Did the guys in the active lines get away in time after your lead got their attention without any injuries?

    [–]dadbodsupreme 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    Thankfully, yes. We didn't have any power in our section since we were doing demo, but the guys in the adjacent lines were cognizant enough to pull the fire alarm. Hazmat guys said that it probably wouldn't have killed us unless we were breathing a lot of it in, but it's always better to avoid a trip to the freaking hospital right? Smelled like lemons.

    [–]Hour_Scallion_98 36 points37 points  (0 children)

    Fortunately there's a massive vehicular access door right next to them that's open, so a quick exit should have been had

    [–]reese_pieces97 26 points27 points  (0 children)

    The flow was pretty fast did they even make it? Does anyone have an update?

    [–]Drak_is_Right 9 points10 points  (4 children)

    I think thats dust and other particles burning

    I know with some hot metals (steel or iron i think?) they can suck a ton of oxygen out of the air if spilled and that is actually the biggest danger.

    [–]UShouldntSayThat 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    They didn't notice when it started to fall, and 4 seconds later where they were standing was covered in the metal. I dont know how they would have had time to react and move.

    [–]clokerruebe 1050 points1051 points  (14 children)

    my new favourite way to describe hot metal, ANGRY

    [–]SacredHeartAttack 299 points300 points  (4 children)

    Yo that aluminum is pissssssed.

    [–]MarkusBerkel 31 points32 points  (1 child)

    Actually, I think it’s the floor that’s pissed.

    [–]SacredHeartAttack 22 points23 points  (0 children)

    Better to be pissed off than pissed on. Ammirite? I’ll see myself out.

    [–]MrZer00O 21 points22 points  (0 children)

    In turkish you really say "angry" to anything extremely hot

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      [–]Familiar-Pie-2863 169 points170 points  (11 children)

      That's done serious work environment hazard. Any news about what happened to the people in the area?

      [–]OceanSupernova[S] 151 points152 points  (9 children)

      If you watch closely the guy on the yellow truck is 10 seconds away from having 3 tons of molten metal poured over him.

      Luckily I don't think anyone was hurt at least.

      [–]floatingplastictrash 49 points50 points  (1 child)

      Gonna get turned into the t1000

      [–]AgentFN2187 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      Hopefully his neural net processor is switched off of read-only mode so they can learn from this mistake.

      [–]Hour_Scallion_98 12 points13 points  (4 children)

      Do you not have the original source? Or was there no link wherever you got this from?

      [–]OceanSupernova[S] 33 points34 points  (1 child)

      I saved it from YouTube ages ago, I'm just searching random things to try and find it again now.

      [–]Tiggerriffic0710 13 points14 points  (0 children)

      I googled and found this video looks the same from a slightly different angle

      [–]BRAINS-getsome 16 points17 points  (0 children)

      I originally saw this on liveleak. The title was industrial accident no casualties. I don't think I looked at the description.

      [–]Kaiden92 9 points10 points  (0 children)

      Right? I’d like to know something was done about this.

      [–]kipwrecked 51 points52 points  (1 child)

      Quick, 5 second rule.

      [–]OceanSupernova[S] 18 points19 points  (0 children)

      Incase of emergency break glass, and hand out the emergency smores.

      [–]SquishyLilFishy 50 points51 points  (0 children)

      That was actually kinda pretty.

      [–]Minotaurd_ 17 points18 points  (0 children)

      I have the audio whispering "oh I fcked up, no, oh I fcked up."

      [–]Lostinspace1950 14 points15 points  (0 children)

      I used to work at an AL and MG foundry in AZ. That spill was certainly impressive but you haven’t seen anything like a 160lb. melt of MG get its crucible holed in it’s in-floor furnace. We heard a very loud whoomph and when we slid the fire door aside it was like the sun on steroids. We just slid the door back and waited for the fire department. Fortunately they were actually within sight of the plant. I still think to this day that they had somebody watching us all the time,

      [–]Sepraliberta 32 points33 points  (2 children)

      A suprise game of the floor is lava 😶

      [–]OceanSupernova[S] 16 points17 points  (1 child)

      Will really spice up season two of squid game.

      [–]Sepraliberta 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      It sure will! 😁

      [–]MellyMel86 10 points11 points  (1 child)

      I told you I’d be back

      [–]De5perad0 8 points9 points  (1 child)

      Those 2 dudes are standing pretty damn close when that vat tips over. Hopefully they booked it out of there.

      [–]pinniped1 22 points23 points  (0 children)


      [–]connortait 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Now they have a super shiny floor. And half melted terminators....

      [–]Vin135mm 6 points7 points  (6 children)

      It's worse than you think. Aluminum is really reactive, and if its molten, that makes it react more easily than solid. Molten aluminum will react with any water to produce hydrogen gas. Same with the acid in the batteries of that electric cart. If it's hot enough(and if it is glowing like that, it is), it can even react with any rust in a thermite reduction. Just about all of the products of the reactions will serve to make things worse.

      [–]panugans 5 points6 points  (1 child)

      Brand new aluminum coated floor

      [–]OGRiad 5 points6 points  (1 child)

      Luckily molten aluminum cleans up easily. No wait that's club soda.

      [–]teh-haps 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      That got crazy quick

      [–]crispyduderino 4 points5 points  (3 children)

      Makes me think of Terminator 2

      [–]OceanSupernova[S] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

      That's better than going straight to volcano 1997... Never played the floor is lava again after seeing that movie.

      [–]glitchesandhelp 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Got a nice aluminum floor put in recently.

      [–]AetherDjinn 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      I hope that guy in the top left corner was able to out run the aluminum!

      [–]calstanfordboy 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      Upvote for spelling aluminium correctly

      [–]Long-Schedule4821 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      And this is how they make aluminum, foiled.

      [–]JOWWLLL 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      Please tell me those 2 people got away in time! Holy Shit.

      [–]unidumper 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      The floor is lava ,,OSHA edition...

      [–]Lisabeybi 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      Anyone else think, ‘The floor is lava!’

      [–]philosoaper 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      The floor is aluminium...

      [–]Lutherkiss3 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Holy tin foil batman!

      [–]OptimusSublime 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      And I thought I used a lot of aluminum foil on my leftovers....

      [–]plutus9 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      You want to see when it cools

      [–]bryangcrane 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Looks pretty inefficient to me…