Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Explosion at Blue Rhino propane facility

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P., one of the nation's largest propane distributors, confirmed Tuesday that an incident occurred on Monday evening at the company's Blue Rhino propane tank production facility in Tavares, Fla. “The cause of the incident, which resulted in an explosion, is under investigation,” the company said in a press statement.

The company reported that all 24 employees onsite at the facility during the time of the incident have been accounted for by Lake County officials. Six employees were injured and were quickly transported to local hospitals for treatment and evaluation. One employee has since been discharged.

“Upon learning of the incident, the company immediately put into effect its standing contingency plans, designed to prevent business interruptions,” company officials said. “The company does not expect this incident to affect customers or any other aspects of its business.”

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