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Workers Burned in Gas Plant Explosion

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John Cutter
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Orlando Sentinel

At least eight workers were injured in a late-night explosion at the Blue Rhino gas plant in Lake County, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Some of those employees are in critical condition in area hospitals. Homes as far as a mile from the plant were evacuated, and one witness reported seeing 20-gallon propane tanks flying into the air from the explosions. Officials are blaming human or equipment error.