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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 190842.015 - Landmark Services Cooperative

Inspection Information - Office: Madison

Nr: 190842.015Report ID: 0523300Open Date: 02/06/2012

Landmark Services Cooperative
12743 W. State Road 59
Whitewater, WI 53190
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 493130/Farm Product Warehousing and Storage
Mailing: 12743 W. State Road 59, Whitewater, WI 53190

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/31/2012
Close Case:07/31/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral147012 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 6377.015Event: 02/06/2012Propane Delivery Truck Catches On Fire And Explodes
At approximately 3:11 p.m. on February 3, 2012, Employee #1 was transferring approximately 3,500 gallons of propane from a 30,000 gallon storage tank, to a 4,000 gallon saddle tank on a diesel delivery truck. When finished, Employee #1 felt 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. The gas and the propane ignited and the truck caught on fire. Then both storage tanks exploded 10 minutes later. No injuries were sustained.
Keywords: propane, storage tank, chemical, diesel fuel tank, explosion, fire, emergency response, compressed gas, accidental discharge
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 190842.015 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation Not Listed

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