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I know someone who did this he was welding a cracked lug hole on a wheel while charged and when it blew up it threw him 30 feet and broke his back.

This should be a sticky on the home page.
 

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I was at work one day(concrete truck driver) and the Concrete pump opperator wasnt paying attention to his boom and layed the bastard against a high voltage line and blew out all 10 tires. Makes a hellova bang when you blow a big rig tire.
 

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Now that I've had a chance to think about it, I think I may have seen an example of this before...
When I was a kid riding in the car one day I remember seeing a trucker pulled over checking his tires. He was bouncing a hammer off of them I guess checking for proper inflation. As we passed by, he hit one that exploded and blew him across the highway...

In aircraft tires there are fuse plugs, often more than one, that if the heat gets to a certain threshold they melt allowing a large orifice for air to escape. The other thing that is done to mitigate this problem is 100% dry nitrogen used to inflate them. This keeps oxygen out of the chemical reaction. They still explode from time to time though.
 
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