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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 6377.015 - Propane Delivery Truck Catches On Fire And Explodes

Accident: 6377.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 02/06/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
190842.01502/06/2012Landmark Services Cooperative

At approximately 3:11 p.m. on February 3, 2012, Employee #1 was transferring app roximately 3,500 gallons of propane from a 30,000 gallon storage tank, to a 4,00 0 gallon saddle tank on a diesel delivery truck. When finished, Employee #1 fel t a burst of cold from behind and saw a large white plume of propane. Employee #1 started the truck and attempted to move the truck away from the propane plume , but was unable to see beyond it. He left the truck and ran from the area. Th e gas and the propane ignited and the truck caught on fire. Then both storage t anks exploded 10 minutes later. No injuries were sustained.

Keywords: accidental discharge, chemical, compressed gas, diesel fuel tank, emergency response, explosion, fire, propane, storage tank

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 190842.015 1 M Non Hospitalized injury

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