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The Nation : 11 Killed in Propane Blast

December 17, 1985

A propane tank explosion leveled a two-story gas company office and repair garage in Glenwood Springs, Colo., killing 11 people and leaving one missing, with 10 more injured and in serious condition, authorities said. The blast and fire apparently came when a welding torch was lit near a nearly empty propane tank on a flatbed truck that had just pulled into a repair bay, said Les Sitter, vice president for Rocky Mountain Natural Gas Co. There were about 30 workers in the building when the explosion occurred.

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