A propane gas explosion at the AmeriGas plant in Conroe, TX left four workers injured on November 6, 2012, sources said. AmeriGas, which is one of the nation’s largest propane marketer, is located along FM 1485 near Waukegan Road. Reports said that some workers were filling and stacking propane tanks when a gas line was stepped upon and a spark ignited.
Scene of the Accident
The explosion left two workers with severe burns and they were flown to a local hospital. Another two workers were taken by ambulance to be treated for the injuries. Others were said to be injured as well, but no details were offered by the news reports. AmeriGas has issued no statement on the subject.
When working hazardous jobs it is reasonable that employers insure that their employees are protected with all necessary safety equipment and updated with all safety guidelines in order to keep them from harm. Employees should always be made aware of proper procedure and keep each other in constant communication when fellow employees are engaging in a potentially dangerous work activity.
– Attorney Michael Grossman