The courageous drivers of “Ice Highway Truckers” have confirmed time and time once more that they by no means balk at a state of affairs that may put themselves in hurt’s manner. Sadly, for Artwork Burke, an incident in November 2018 not solely put himself at risk, however others, as effectively. In accordance with CBC News, Burke was making an attempt to create a type of hashish focus, which is called “shatter.” The method to create the substance makes use of liquid butane, which is extremely flammable. The incident brought on an enormous explosion and despatched a badly injured Burke to the hospital, with burns masking 40% of his physique.
Two years later, particulars of the incident got here to gentle as Burke’s day in court docket had arrived. His actions introduced on a cost of “arson by negligence,” because the explosion brought on greater than $60,000 in harm to the constructing he was dwelling in on the time. After pleading responsible, Burke defined how the incident has value him a lot already. “In a single heartbeat all the things I labored for vanished,” he mentioned. “I will lose all my financial savings for retirement.”
Hopefully, for Burke, who now lives on Prince Edward Island, issues will flip round. With rumors of a possible return of “Ice Road Truckers” swirling, maybe Burke might be part of the present’s reboot.