Report: Odorant fade considered in fatal blast

January 12, 2011 By    

Odorant fade – and not the delivery of unodorized propane, as originally thought – might have contributed to a fatal explosion last summer at a Massachusetts condominium project, state fire investigators concluded and the Associated Press reported. Based on the time line of deliveries to the construction site, DCP Midstream’s Westfield distribution facility did not provide the propane involved in the explosion, a report from Fire Marshal Stephen Coan’s office states. An earlier investigation discovered unodorized propane at some of DCP’s terminals and facilities. Instead, the report shows that EnergyUSA Propane partially filled the 1,000-gallon tank that exploded – the underfilling a possible contributor to odorant fade, according to the report.

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