Washington State L&I Hazard Bulletin: Exploding Tanks During Metal Recycling

Propane_tanks_large[2The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries has released a new bulletin profiling the hazards associated when handling metal tanks and cylinders at scrap metal yards and recycling  centers.  Pressurized tanks can explode and/or cause fires if punctured, while both pressurized and non-pressurized tanks can release toxic substances.  For prevention tips, see the L&I Bulletin.

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