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Employee Suffers Burns after Propane Tank Explosion

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A man was sent to the hospital with first-degree burns to his face after a propane tank exploded at a glass-bottling plant in Milford. The worker was filling up a forklift’s tank just outside Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc. plant when the propane tank exploded.

The employee is in stable condition, and he was the only person near the tank when it exploded. The Milford Fire Lieutenant said that firefighters took nearly an hour to control the blaze because the propane tank holds about one thousand gallons of fuel.

He said, “It took a while because the main tank was still on. We had to get the fire down small enough to shut the tank off and stop the fuel.”

He also said, “This has not happened at Saint-Gobain in recent years. This is not a common occurrence.” The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

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Man suffers first-degree burns to face after propane tank explosion in Milford
, Boston.com, March 17, 2013

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