Monday, June 18, 2018
Public safety

Man suffers burns after propane tank accident at FishHawk Ranch baseball field

LITHIA — A man attempting to ignite a pilot light on a propane tank at the FishHawk Ranch baseball field Saturday morning suffered second-degree burns, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.

The man, who has not been identified, was opening a ballpark trailer that featured a pizza oven and two external propane tanks at about 9 a.m. He was injured when a buildup of propane gas flashed, Fire Rescue said. He has first- and second-degree burns to his face, arms and legs.

No one else was injured and there was no damage to the trailer or the baseball facility, Fire Rescue said.

There may have been a malfunction in the propane line, according to Fire Rescue. Investigators are working to determine the exact cause.

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