Video footage on WESH-TV in Orlando showed fires burning through trucks used to transport propane tanks, which were parked at the plant. Names of the injured workers have not been released, and hospitals in Orlando, Ocala and Gainesville said the workers and their families declined interview requests Tuesday. Book investigates century-old mystery of Toronto millionaire's disappearance. Crews thought the fire was extinguished by daylight, but even as reporters were granted access to the site Tuesday morning, firefighters discovered burning plastic tank caps in a large container. Nova Scotia brewery under fire for sexist marketing campaign. Keith wouldn't elaborate on the possible cause but said sabotage was not suspected. Report an error Policies and Standards Contact Us.
are suing the Tavares Blue Rhino plant after the explosion, which propane tanks — "deliberately" concealing the danger of doing so. The late-night fireball that set off a series of spectacular explosions at a propane depot in Lake County may have been sparked by equipment. A series of major explosions at a Florida gas plant has injured several The Orlando Sentinel reported Monday night July 29,that Tavares City The Blue Rhino plant refilled propane tanks typically used for gas grills.
He feared a larger, more devastating explosion, explaining why he recommended increasing the evacuation area.
Parents recount collision with moose that killed young boy. The Blue Rhino facility refills propane tanks used in gas grills. ORLANDO, Florida Reuters - A propane gas plant explosion in central Florida that injured seven workers, including at least three critically, was most likely caused by an accident, the fire chief for the town of Tavares said on Tuesday.
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Video footage on WESH-TV in Orlando showed fires burning through trucks used to transport propane tanks, which were parked at the plant. By Associated Press.
TAVARES, Fla. (AP) — A series of explosions rocked a central Florida propane gas plant and sent "boom after boom after boom" through the. A propane gas plant explosion in central Florida that injured seven by an accident, the fire chief for the town of Tavares said on Tuesday.
Exhausted but relieved firefighters said the fire could have been far worse and more widespread if three bulk storage tanks, each holding 30, pounds of liquefied propane, had not withstood the searing heat and high-speed collisions with flying propane canisters.
Florida gas plant explosions: 8 hospitalized, all workers accounted for. John Herrell of the Lake County Sheriff's Office said early Tuesday there were no fatalities despite massive blasts that ripped through the Blue Rhino propane plant late Monday night. One crashed through the roof of Herb Welder's trailer.
There had been earlier reports of 15 missing workers, but all 15 were found safe, Keith said. The parking lot was littered with thousands of blackened gallon propane containers.
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|Two dead in fireworks plant explosion near Montreal. Feral hogs attacked and killed a woman outside Texas home. The plant, which refurbishes and fills pound cylinders commonly used to fuel outdoor barbecue grills, passed inspections by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in March and as recently as July 19 with no violations, according to state records. Officials said hoses designed to spray water on the large tanks in case of fire, didn't go off as planned.
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Equipment failure and human error likely caused propane tank cylinders to The blasts at the Blue Rhino plant in Tavares injured eight plant workers, The fire was out by 2 a.m., three hours after the explosions began, and. four of them critically -- were injured after several large propane tanks exploded late Monday night at a gas plant in Tavares, Fla., sending.
John Herrell of the Lake County Sheriff's Office said early Tuesday there were no fatalities despite massive blasts that ripped through the Blue Rhino propane plant late Monday night.
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Trucks parked at the plant went up in fireballs as the cylinders they were carrying exploded. But the International Atomic Energy Agency estimates the total number of deaths from contamination will reach about 4, Residents nearby saw a pulsating glow in the sky. According to the Leesburg Daily Commercialthe plant was built in and employs fewer than 50 people.
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