1 Killed, 1 Injured in Propane Tank Explosion at Minnesota Farm Supply

June 12, 2009

One young man was killed and another injured after a propane tank exploded at a farm supply company in Minnesota.

The victim was an employee of Waconia Farm Supply. His name has not been released, but friends told the Star Tribune he was a high school senior.

Carver County Sheriff’s Lt. Dave Williams said the tank exploded around 5 p.m. June 10. Authorities were investigating.

The injured person had wounds that were not life-threatening.

Waconia Farm Supply has more than 100 employees and sells farm equipment, lawn and garden supplies, fuel and feed. Waconia is about 25 miles west of Minneapolis.

Sheriff Bud Olson called the explosion “a pretty traumatic event

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