massive explosion rock Florida propane plant

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  1. Miziree

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    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/201...-in-large-explosions-at-florida-propane-plant Several large explosions were reported late Monday at a propane plant in Tavares, Fla. Local media quoted authorities as saying there were multiple injuries and evacuations.

    The explosions occurred about 11 p.m. ET at the Lake County plant of Blue Rhino, NBC station WESH of Orlando reported. "Multiple" people suffered unspecified injuries and that residents were being evacuated for a mile around the site in what authorities called a "mass casualty scene," it reported.
     
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    KSTP ‏@KSTP 2m
    Lake County, FL Sheriff: Blasts occurred inside the plant and blew the roof off. http://ow.ly/i/2JZ6M

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    Anthony DiLorenzo ‏@ADiLorenzoWFTV 2m
    Breaking: Lake County Sheriff says at least 15 people unaccounted for. 7 transported to area hospitals. #bluerhino

    WESH 2 News ‏@WESH 2m
    At least 15 people unaccounted for, Lake County officials say http://on.wesh.com/161ElZI

    (see scanner thread Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community)
     
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    I lived in Lake County years ago not far from there. Some of my family still lives there. They are asleep possibly and have emailed to see what they know if anything.

    Prayers for all in the area tonight.
     
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    53,000 cylinders. I read the plant moved in about 7 years ago? It wasn't there then but know the area.
     
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    Bill Kallus ‏@RockitBill 23s All workers accounted for at Blue Rhino Plant explosion. 7 injured. 3 are at ORMC with critical burns. #FOX35

    Michelle Guido ‏@mguido 2m Sheriff's spokesman: #Tavares NO fatalities reported; all workers accounted for; no word on conditions of workers

    https://twitter.com/mguido
     
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    WESH 2 News ‏@WESH 8m
    All #BlueRhino employees are accounted for, per Lake County officials. http://on.wesh.com/161ElZI
     
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    https://twitter.com/KHOLMESlive


    Kenny Holmes NBC ‏@KHOLMESlive 3m PHOTO: Amazing shot of the Blue Rhino plant explosion. Tavares, FL
    (Credit: Tyler Mackenzie) @NBCLA pic.twitter.com/cgzR4o9L7k
     
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    The news reports are all over the board on what has happened and how many injured etc...It's better to wait for solid information right now.
     
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    I also lived in Lake County years ago!!
    I went to Tavares High School in the 70's there I go giving out my age (lol).

    :seeya:
     
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    So it looks like the town was not affected? Not to minimize the pain and tragedy of what happened but after West Texas and what happened in Canada I am a little jumpy.
     
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    Another fellowFloridian here. I grew up inKillarney. Ours was the first property inside theLake County line.
     
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    8 hurt in after plant explosions at Blue Rhino in Tavares
    Late-night explosions rock Lake County


    As of 11:15 a.m., authorities said one of the large 30,000 pound propane tanks is leaking due to minor damage sustained when one of the small tanks struck it.

    Crews are putting water on the tank and have not ordered any evacuations, but have shut down County Road 448 in front of the plant as a precaution.


    Read more: http://www.wesh.com/news/central-fl.../21238754/-/2fkube/-/index.html#ixzz2aYKllmZh

    Amanda Ober ‏@AmandaOberWESH 3m Police PIO says danger in area near still-leaking bulk tank at Blue Rhino is MINIMAL. Says they just want to keep people off road in front

    Amanda Ober ‏@AmandaOberWESH 19m The manager of last night's Blue Rhino shift was a woman..she was not injured. Still 4 people in critical condition...3 of them at ORMC

    Amanda Ober ‏@AmandaOberWESH 20m When the explosion occured last nighy, the second shift was getting ready to ship out thousands of cleaned and filled 20 lb tanks

    https://twitter.com/AmandaOberWESH

    Hey Lake County-ers! :seeya:
     
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    Man running from Blue Rhino plant explosions hit by car, seriously hurt

    Read more: http://www.wesh.com/news/central-fl...21245874/-/xxu2k1z/-/index.html#ixzz2aYRkFXFK

    9 Investigates safety record of Blue Rhino propane facility

    snip

    The plant, which opened in 2004, has been inspected every year by the state. WFTV obtained the most recent inspection, conducted just 11 days ago, and the state says there were no violations.

    more
    http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/9-investigates-safety-record-blue-rhino-propane-fa/nY73B/
     

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