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Tips to Avoid Injury from Propane Tank Malfunction While Camping in Kansas and Missouri

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At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys we know that accidents can happen at anytime. A Missouri couple in their 60's were seriously injured when they suffered severe burn injuries after a propane tank exploded while they were camping in Lebanon, Maine over the weekend. The couple, reported to be from Missouri, were each taken to hospitals for treatment for severe burn injuries. Witnesses say the explosion could be felt nearly ten miles away.
The explosion caused another propane tank to explode and also destroyed two campers that were parked at the campground. So far no one else has reported any injuries in the tank explosion. The Maine state fire marshall is investigating the cause of the propane tank explosion.

Remember that propane is heavier than air and vapor will descend to the lowest point. To avoid injury or death, follow these important propane Safety tips to avoide Accidental Injury:
  • Never tamper with your system's supply lines.
  • Never tamper with and safety devices, regulators, or storage tank fittings.
  • Never use an open flame, to test for propane leaks.
  • Please have your propane system checked regularly.
Prevention of carbon monoxide poisoning is listed in the following steps: Never use range burners as space heaters. Never use propane heaters that are not intended for indoor use. Never use a barbecue grill indoors. Have all propane appliances tested regularly by a qualified technician. Always make sure there is plenty of ventilation.
Carbon monoxide detectors are available at most hardware stores. If you have any of the following systems of carbon monoxide poisoning: headaches, dizziness, loss of muscular control, vomiting, and watering of the eyes see a medical professional immediately.
Our experienced Kansas City Accident Injury Lawyers would like to remind to be safe when setting our on your family camping adventures.  Be sure to inspect your equipment each time you use it. If you see or know of anything that could lead to a malfunction or a safety violation, do not use it and have it fixed or replaced immediately.
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury in a work related accident in Missouri or Kansas, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.  Call our experienced Kansas City Personal Injury Attorneys.  With over 15 years of experience in Work Related Injury Accident and Workers Compensation cases, we can help you and your family determine the best way to proceed with your claim. 
Contact Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys today for a free consultation. We want you to know your rights as a victim of personal injury.
James Roswold
James Roswold is a Kansas & Missouri personal injury, workers comp, and medical malpractice attorney.
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