Milford, MA Employee Suffers Burns after Explosion at Glass Bottling Plant

An employee at a glass bottling plant in Milford was hospitalized with first-degree burns to his face after a propane tank explosion on Sunday morning.

According to Milford Fire Lieutenant Frank Ferrante, the employee, 55, was filling up a forklift’s tank at Saint-Gobain Containers Inc. when the one-thousand gallon propane tank exploded. It took firefighters nearly an hour to control the fire because the main tank was still spewing fuel when crews arrived at the scene.

The employee has been listed in stable condition, and firefighters are still investigating the cause of the explosion. Ferrante said that explosions at the plant were not common and Saint-Gobain has not had an incident in years.

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