tittle says it all. almost happened. i was at work (ford quick lane) which is basically the fords seperate building where they do all the oil changes, tires, and other little work.
i have a drive on car lift which uses hydraulics to go up and down. well then theres 2 center parts that lift up and down to lift the vehicles off the rack. well both use seperate big air bags. like what you would see on a semi truck almost. well.......... i was lifting the back end up on an F-350 super duty about maybe a foot away from the bag rougly, maybe 2 feet. but at almost full lift which has the highest amount of air pressure in these bags it decided to hate life and explode in my face.............
the force of the sound wave given off and the amount of pressure was enough to shoot me backwards onto my butt disoriented and everything else. My ears were ringing horribly and i was noticing a loss of hearing in my left ear. well my ears just now stopped ringing (mostly) and all about 7 hours later. i went to the emergency room about 2 hours after it happened to make sure my hearing would be ok. they said it looks like i was lucky and there was no fractures in my eardrum at all and that my hearing should come back and ringing would stop within a couple of days.
ill tell you what though. that was one of the scariest things thats ever happend to me. seeing an airbag explode with debris flying at your face and a 10,000lb truck dropping towards you all at once is pretty horrifying to say the least. i was pretty much just hands shaking unconrtollably until i got to the E.R.
when i was 16 i hit black ice going around a corner doing 75mph and flipped my truck into a field and that was nothing even then compared to this.
well thats the end of my day. hope you guys had a better one than me.