Reminder to hold the petrol nozzle at all times. You guys don't be lazy.
Always hold onto the nozzle like I did. A friend stopped for petrol at the Petrol Station (the one) at the Lingkaran Highway near Gombak) a little over two weeks ago. This was the first time he patronized a station. As his normal practice elsewhere, he put the nozzle on automatic and stood nearby waiting for his car to be filled up. Suddenly the nozzle flew out of the gas tank opening with petrol spewing out at high speed.
He was sprayed with petrol all over, including his face and eyes (just imagine the pain in his eyes). His companion quickly brought him to toilet to wash his face. After that they reported the incident to the staff and asked to speak to the manager. The manager refused to see them. He only instructed the staff to take our friend to the hospital.
According to the staff that was not the first time the nozzle came out of the tank while customers are filling up petrol. But our friend's incident was the worst. The top layer of his right eye was damaged and the area around his eye burnt. His eye had to be bandaged for 10 days. He was not so lucky his eyesight was badly affected and became blind. Apparently the nozzle was lighter than normal and the speed of the petrol created a backward thrust that pushed the nozzle out of the tank.
So please be careful. Share this info with your friends, family & relatives .......