The year is 1964. A construction truck pulls up to the dock at Richfield Oil Corporation in Las Vegas, Nevada. The driver of the truck hopes to load fuel that he can haul to a construction site where his equipment is operating.
Mr. Spink is the guy working the dock. He is the one who is going to load the fuel on the truck. He pulls the bung out of the fuel drum to begin the transfer of fuel from the drum to the container in the back of the truck. Fuel spews up and out of the drum. The splash of fuel covers Spink and the dock and everything.
Imagine the terror in Spink’s eyes when he realizes that a gas-powered fuel pump is running just a few feet down the dock from where he stands all covered in fuel. Richfield was using the gasoline-powered fuel pump to transfer fuel from one drum to another at the Richfield plant. [Continue reading]