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Old 11-13-2020, 01:48 PM   #106
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Originally Posted by TheTimeTraveler View Post
This old fashioned Esso gas station was rather unique as it did not have a car lift; rather it had a deep cement trench that the mechanic had to step down into in order to work under the vehicles. It was a very small Gas Station.
These pits were phased out because too many mechanics were killed or injured using them. Heavier-than-air fumes and gases would collect in the pits causing the mechanic to pass out or suffocate if no one noticed their distress.
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