Man suffers burns to face after propane tank explosion in Milford, MA

A Milford man was sent to the hospital Sunday morning with first-degree burns to his face after a propane tank exploded at a glass-bottling plant in Milford, according to fire officials.

The 55-year-old man, whose identity was not released, was filling up a forklift’s tank just outside the Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc. plant when the propane tank exploded, said Milford Fire Lieutenant Frank Ferrante.

 The man, who is a plant employee, is in stable condition at Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the only one near the tank when it exploded, officials said.

Ferrante said firefighters took nearly an hour to control the blaze because the propane tank holds about a thousand gallons of fuel.

“It took a while because the main tank was still on,” he said. “We had to get the fire down small enough to shut the tank off and stop the fuel.”The cause of the explosion is under investigation, Ferrante said.

Explosions are often the result of gross negligence, but often times addtional facts come to light during an investigation of the case showing that the accident was caused by defective products such as faulty hoses, tanks, valves or other equipment. In such cases it may be possible to file a claim for damages against the manufacturer of the product that led or contributed to the accident. The most important thing is to ensure that you and your family receive full compensation after being affected by such a major trauma.

The attorneys at Curran & Desharnais, P.C. hope for your safety. But if you find yourself in a situation where you require legal representation, contact us. We provide experienced representation for people who have been injured in accidents throughout Massachusetts & the Greater Boston area.

Call the Greater Boston Personal Injury Attorneys at the Law Office of Curran & Desharnais, P.C. Today at 781-618-3197 or 1-888-682-9194 or email Attorney Curran directly at


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