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Man Miraculously Escapes Propane Tank Explosion

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Posted by balticbob 3 years ago in CCTV
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Incredible surveillance video captures the moment a forklift truck with a man behind the wheel is engulfed in flames. The terrifying moment a fork lift driver is engulfed in flames as propane tank explodes... before he walks away ALIVE . 62-year-old man was hauling propane tank when it fell off the vehicle onto the road Driver was injured after running over the tank, causing it to explode Victim was rushed to hospital burns unit but has now been released. ncredible surveillance video captures the moment a forklift truck with a man behind the wheel is engulfed in flames. Officials say the 62-year-old man was transporting machinery to Burton Industries in Mentor, Ohio on Thursday morning. Witnesses say after the driver made a right-hand turn into the driveway of the company, a propane tank fell off the vehicle and then the forklift ran right over the tank. Within an instant there was a fiery explosion. As the driver ran away from the scene, white smoke could be seen coming from his body. Chris Burton of Burton Industries described the explosion, 'It sounded like a bomb. It was very loud and we knew something was wrong. We didn't know what,' he said. Mr Burton said he ran outside with a fire extinguisher and saw the driver was already safe. 'When I saw it was a propane tank underneath the forks, I just took off running,' he said. The driver who is in his 60s, was treated for burns to his face and hands, then released a few hours later. 'He jumps right out of the tow motor and walks away with a little smoke,' said Richard Wilson, who runs a tool a business across the street. Mentor fire and police, along with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, are investigating.

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