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Ontario worker burned in propane tank explosion


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May 8, 2014 by Hazmat Management


An Air Liquide Canada plant employee in Brampton, Ontario suffered facial burns on May 7, 2014 after several propane cylinders exploded at a filling station, spreading the blaze. 

See video of the explosion here

The two-alarm fire happened around 9:30 p.m. at the Air Liquide Canada plant on Steeles Ave. E. just east of Dixie Rd.

Fire officials told reporters that their “key concern” was a 30,000 gallon propane tank that was filling the propane station.

Response crews managed to tame the fire later on the morning of May 8, 2014, but the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal is still investigating.

Coincidentally, the accident occurred the night before a major sentencing decision in the case of Sunrise Propane, where two people died in a similar explosion on August 10, 2008.

Check HazMatMag.com later today for details on the sentencing decision.