A propane explosion at Schooners restaurant in Panama Beach, FL injured four people who were attending Lobster Fest on October 20. The Bay County Sheriff’s office said a faulty propane tank valve was the cause of the explosion, according to a report in the Panama City News Herald. Gas that leaked from the tank was ignited by Sterno flames being used to warm food on nearby tables.
Among the injured were: a 61-year-old woman from Lake Ozark, MO who was unconscious and face down in the sand when emergency responders arrived on the scene; a 57-year-old woman from Westville, FL who suffered burns to her face and arms, a 70-year-old man from Lynn Haven, FL and a 23-year-old Panama City woman, according to the paper.
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