Flammable substances can still be present in old drums. Even if they have been cleaned and rinsed, the introduction of an ignition source can create a disastrous explosion. Cutting old drums isn't worth the risk - watch this video safety alert for more details.

Filmed under controlled conditions, the below video demonstrates the explosive power of igniting a drum containing flammable vapours. This drum is manually ignited to simulate what can happen when a used drum is cut or welded.

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