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Man suffers 'head to toe' burns in propane explosion
Man suffers 'head to toe' burns in propane explosion

A 40-year-old man delivering propane to a metal business in Boyle Heights suffered burns to his entire body Tuesday during a sudden flashover explosion. The man was pumping propane from his truck into a tank at Ekco Metals near the 1700 block of Perrino Place when there was an explosion that resulted in a fireball that burned him "from head to toe," LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey said. The man, who works for an energy company, was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where he is "fighting for his life," Humphrey said. "We are hopeful for his survival," he said. The flashover ignited a small blaze, but it was quickly extinguished. Firefighters...

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