Cylinder safety is not a guarantee. Many times the cause of the incident can not be determined. 5 cylinder incidents over a one month period of time shows that the cause is not easily determined. Basic safety handling is important to help ensure your personal safety.
Cylinders rupture all over the world, for many reasons. Some people believe that since it happens in some countries, it wont happen to them in their country. People handling cylinders become too comfortable . Constant training will help avoid accidents, investigations and civil litigation.
Father witnesses two sons killed when moving an oxygen cylinder. There was no training and the adult sons were just trying to help.
Don't condemn a perfectly good cylinder. Learn to tell the difference between a TAP stop and a crack.
This specific incident involved two employees moving a 600 psi (41 bar) Halon (fire suppression) cylinder to be weighed. Not knowing the exact specifications of this 4BW cylinder or capacity it is within the range of 48” (1.2m) tall and around 200 lbs (90 kilos).
In 2018 a fire started at a residential property. It immediately got the attention of the neighbors, who started battling the fire with a garden hose. The residence on fire was using high pressure gas cylinders for a private business venture. The heat of the fire affected the gas cylinders stored on the property, and they began rupturing.