[symple_googlemap title=”Propane Explosion Boyle Heights” location=”1700 block of South Perrino Place, Los Angeles, CA” height=”300″ zoom=”13″]

A worker delivering propane to an industrial customer in Boyle Heights was critically burned on Tuesday in a “flashover” explosion.

Paramedics sent to Ekco Metals in the 1700 block South Perrino Place about 11:50 a.m. took the man to a hospital with burns over most of his body, Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

The man was driving a “large single tank propane service truck” and in the process of filling a large tank when the accident occurred, Humphrey said.

The man, about 40, suffered second- and third-degree burns, Humphrey said. The circumstances of the accident were under investigation, and Cal/OSHA was notified, Humphrey said. The business address is 2777 E. Washington Blvd.

City News Service

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