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Old 09-17-2013, 10:32 AM   #1
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FILLMORE (CBSLA.com) — A 41-year-old Fillmore woman has died from injuries she suffered when a handheld propane torch exploded at a backyard cookout over the weekend.
Authorities said Astrid Marmont was killed and her 38-year-old husband suffered critical injuries after the propane tank burst and sent shrapnel into the victims Sunday night at a home in the 1000 Candelaria Lane.
Rick Nance was one of many neighbors who ran to the house after hearing screams for help.
“I was doing what I could for her, but there was not much they could do, you know?” he said. “This situation, I’ve never heard of it. I hope to never see it or hear about it again.”

Chief Rigo Landeros of the Fillmore Fire Department responded to the scene and explained what he believed happened.
“They lit the charcoal barbeque with the device. They set it on the side of the barbeque, right on the shelf. The container was getting heated by the radiant heat from the actual barbeque itself. The canister actually exploded,” he said.
Landeros said the gas inside the propane tank expanded and ultimately caused the explosion.
He said people should read the instructions on the canister to avoid a similar occurrence.
“Store (the propane torch) in a cool place. When you’re using it, do not expose it to radiant heat,” said Landeros.



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Old 09-17-2013, 10:34 AM   #2
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Wow! Very sad.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:36 AM   #3
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i worry about this, using a MAPP torch to light my grills, but i do keep the container 40 feet from the grill after i use it.

still, this is a cause of concern for me every time i use it.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:37 AM   #4
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Gas can be a MOTHER! I've been burned before it ain't fun!
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:38 AM   #5
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thats crazy..
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:40 AM   #6
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Indeed a tragedy.

Not trying to be a Debbie Downer but a little COMMON SENSE can go a long way!
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Indeed a tragedy.

Not trying to be a Debbie Downer but a little COMMON SENSE can go a long way!
Looks like a momentary lapse in common sense cost them some huge pain. Remember folks, we are "playing" with fire!

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of this tragic event.
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Damn....sad to hear but provides a reminder to all of us to work safely.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:02 AM   #9
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Darwin Award candidates.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:11 AM   #10
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I bet there was alcohol involved that clouded better judgement, on the sunny side the herd has been culled hopefully stifling this blight on the the human gene pool.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:32 AM   #12
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I knew this forum had the normal forum snark to it...you guys do a good job of hiding it in Q-talk ;)
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:43 AM   #13
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They probally hated the taste and smell of lighter fluid........
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That's so sad!
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:01 PM   #15
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Don't propane tanks normally have emergency release valves that kick in when the pressure is too great? I thought they were mandatory. While certainly not smart to put the tank in the vicinity of extreme heat, this could be the result of faulty hardware.
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