From: "Kennedy, Sheila" <s1kennedy**At_Symbol_Here**UCSD.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] propane tank being drug behind a Jeep
Date: October 31, 2012 1:12:02 PM EDT
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Attempted suicide by propane fire? Check out the photo on this one.
Seriously, I hope he's seeing a psychiatrist before he sees a judge.

Sheila Kennedy, C.H.O.
Safety Coordinator | Teaching Laboratories
UCSD Chemistry & Biochemistry
s1kennedy**At_Symbol_Here** |


Tags: us_MO, transportation, discovery, response, propane

On Sunday October 28 at approximately 16:53 hours the Volunteers of the Winfield-Foley Fire Protection District were requested to respond to assist Foley Police with a hazardous incident involving a propane tank in the city limits of Foley. Once on scene, they found a propane tank being drug behind a Jeep at the intersection of Hancock Street and Railroad Avenue. A small amount of propane was leaking out of the tank as it lay upside down on the roadway. They immediately evacuated the residents within a 300 foot radius of the incident and blocked the roadways on the East side of Foley. The scene quickly became busy as the Winfield-Foley Fire Protection District, Lincoln County Hazmat Team, State Police, and local law enforcement coordinated to mitigate the hazard. The MFA transferred approximately 297 gallons of liquid propane from the leaking tank and safely stored it on board their tanker truck.

During the operations, Highway 79, BNSF railway as well as local roadways were closed to traffic for approximately two hours.

The driver of the vehicle was taken by local law enforcement and faces charges.


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