7 Injured in Florida propane plant explosion
Posted on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 at 8:37 am by Williams Hart | Updated: Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 at 1:12 pm
Late yesterday evening, a Blue Rhino propane tank filling station in Tavares, Florida was the site of multiple explosions, as twenty pound cylinders exploded in a chain reaction. The blasts caused seven people working in the plant to be injured, three critically so.
While John Herrell, a spokesman for the Lake County sheriff’s office, stated that the exact cause of the explosions is not yet known, he did say that the explosions, which started around 10:30 pm EST, only affected those inside the plant. However, other emergency dispatchers noted that homes near the site of the explosions were evacuated as a safety precaution.
The three Blue Rhino employees who were critically injured were taken to the Orlando Regional Medical Center by helicopter for treatment of their severe burns.
At Williams Hart, our legal team understands all too well the serious repercussions and harm such propane explosions can cause and, as such, works diligently to help victims of such explosions get the legal help and support they need. Call (713) 352-7071 to talk with us if you’ve been involved in a devastating explosion that caused you harm.