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Had a gas pump come off at the box, past the saftey cut-off.
Was obviously un-maintained as it was loose and had unscrewed itself, it had to overcome 2" of threads before it popped off.  Must have been loose for a long time.




Anyway, I was soaked in about 10 gallons of gas within a couple of seconds before I could run.  All of my riding gear was ruined, helmet was soaked, jacket.
Fuel company told me to get fucked when asked for reimbursment of damaged items.
My attorney tried to no avail.  Not worth suing for.

I have photos showing the pump, where it unscrewed, etc....Photos shows total negligence on maintaining the pump(s).
Who would I give this info to?  Hopefully they will get fined, since they left me minus 1 Arai helmet, Joe Rocket jacket, Sidi boots.
I am just trying to be a jerk back to them.

Thanks for any direction on this.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2006, 01:09:21 pm by Speedballer347 »
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Re: Need advice....who oversees Gas Staions? in regard to safety issue(s)
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2006, 02:34:01 pm »
Homeowners insurance cover you gear?
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Re: Need advice....who oversees Gas Staions? in regard to safety issue(s)
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2006, 02:36:28 pm »
There's got to be a state regulating agency, that's who you should contact.


Oh, and call the local news stations, they eat this stuff up!
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Re: Need advice....who oversees Gas Staions? in regard to safety issue(s)
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2006, 02:50:15 pm »
if you really want to drag them down. call the EPA. any major spills must be reported and handled by state and federal guide lines. if they didn't turn it in, they could easly be closed down, or fined so much $$$ that they would have to close down
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Re: Need advice....who oversees Gas Staions? in regard to safety issue(s)
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2006, 03:55:29 pm »
EPA...  I was thinking the same thing.  Other than that, the DMV, local fire dept, and then the news place.

I would talk to the OWNER of the station and provide a quote for the amount of damages you have.  They aren't that much in the grand scheme of things.  Surely a hell of a lot cheaper than any fine from the state or feds...
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Re: Need advice....who oversees Gas Staions? in regard to safety issue(s)
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2006, 05:46:03 pm »
I'm assuming you are in Missouri.

Heres a list of people in the MO Dept Of Ag, Licensing/Weights and Measures devision. These are teh people in charge of fuel dispensors safety and calibrations.

http://www.mda.mo.gov/WhoWeAre/wm_staff.htm#ppaa

Most states the Dept of Agriculture handles this also.
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Re: Need advice....who oversees Gas Staions? in regard to safety issue(s)
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2006, 06:21:03 pm »
There you go... Ag Dept...

That would probably be a start.  +1
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Re: Need advice....who oversees Gas Staions? in regard to safety issue(s)
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2006, 06:36:16 pm »
If you didn't have bad luck.... :wtf:

What you should have done was to start screaming "My eyes!" and demanding medical attention.  Then hav the cops come out to file an accident report.  You'd have owned them then.  They'd have bought you custom leathers just to avoid a round with a personal injury attorney.
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Re: Need advice....who oversees Gas Staions? in regard to safety issue(s)
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2006, 06:39:11 pm »


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Re: Need advice....who oversees Gas Staions? in regard to safety issue(s)
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2006, 09:33:23 pm »
did you have to pay for the gas that spilled too???
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Re: Need advice....who oversees Gas Staions? in regard to safety issue(s)
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2006, 12:01:36 am »
From the style of pump and the safety posts I'm guessing it was a Quick Trip...?
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Re: Need advice....who oversees Gas Staions? in regard to safety issue(s)
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2006, 05:06:23 pm »
I need some popcorn. This is very interesting...

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