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Reducing the risk of propane explosions in food trucks

Explosions in food trucks can occur when propane leaks from equipment or a fuel tank, builds up inside a truck, and ignites. Food truck explosions have occurred in multiple locations in Canada and worldwide. The risk grows as the number of food trucks continues to rise, although the risk is preventable. This bulletin discusses how explosion hazards can develop and how food truck owners and operators can reduce the risks.

Publication Date: Aug 2018 File type: PDF (1 MB) Asset type: Safety Bulletin Reference: WS 2018-11