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    Default Propane tank explodes in McDonald's near Coachella festival, injuring one

    Now I know what BLEVE means

    http://www.sbsun.com/ci_20450892/pro...tival-injuring

    A propane tank in the back of a pick-up truck exploded Saturday afternoon in a McDonald's drive-through near the Coachella music festival, injuring the truck driver, destroying the truck, burning part of the restaurant and damaging another car 75 feet away that was hit by another propane tank from the same truck.

    The explosion was caused by static electricity when the driver of the Chevrolet pick-up touched the valve of a propane tank because a bystander told him it was leaking, said Justin McGough, battalion chief with Riverside County Fire Department. The propane in the tank had expanded because of temperatures over 100 degrees, causing it to BLEVE - boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion - McGough said.

    The family had picked up two propane tanks earlier that day - one five gallons and the other 50 gallons. The smaller tank, which the driver checked, exploded and launched the second tank 75 feet, where it hit another vehicle, according to McGough.

    "An on-duty Indio police lieutenant was on scene and managed to move 10 to 15 onlookers within seconds of it BLEVE-ing, so kudos to that lieutenant," McGough said.

    Some of those onlookers drove the injured man to John M. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio, McGough said.

    The McDonald's is at the corner of Avenue 48 and Jackson Street in Coachella, about 2.5 miles from the entrance to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
    And here's some video from facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=287453268006811
    Last edited by coolhandluck; 04-21-2012 at 05:00 PM. Reason: Added FB link

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    Default Re: Propane tank explodes in McDonald's near Coachella festival, injuring one

    shit. not good times.
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    Too bad this didnt happen in the middle of Sahara during Guetta's set
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    Crazy!!

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    Default Re: Propane tank explodes in McDonald's near Coachella festival, injuring one

    Someone got a fingernail in their quarter pounder.
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    Shake blended whiskey, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a whiskey sour glass. Decorate with the half-slice of lemon, top with the cherry, and serve.

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    Default Re: Propane tank explodes in McDonald's near Coachella festival, injuring one

    I think this is the photo...


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    dang!!!! note: don't mess with propane in 100 degree temp....

    what an act of random....suckness

    hope he's ok...that sucks
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    Default Re: Propane tank explodes in McDonald's near Coachella festival, injuring one

    damn that sucks
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    I hate when that happens! I bet the guy that ordered food behind him had to wait forever! In a related story Explosions in the Sky and At the Drive In are forming a super group Explosions At the Drive-Through
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    Default Re: Propane tank explodes in McDonald's near Coachella festival, injuring one

    i saw the smoke from this on the ride in. pretty crazy/unfortunate

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    Default Re: Propane tank explodes in McDonald's near Coachella festival, injuring one

    Cant decide if GayPS or Hawk gets the award for best post...

    Both made me lulz

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    Default Re: Propane tank explodes in McDonald's near Coachella festival, injuring one

    where is Hank Hill when you need him


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    Too bad this didnt happen in the middle of Sahara during Guetta's set
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    Anyone eating here should be blown up

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    ^ damn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkings View Post
    I hate when that happens! I bet the guy that ordered food behind him had to wait forever! In a related story Explosions in the Sky and At the Drive In are forming a super group Explosions At the Drive-Through
    LULZ.

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    Pretty insane.lol. glad I wasn't there

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