HMN Â Staff
Video Source: NBC KXAN
More and more food trucks are on the road and create a unique set of hazards for first responders beyond ordering the ‘Ultimate Burrito’. Â In an accident there may be unrestrained victims in the rear with burn injuries from the ‘kitchen’ in addition to traumatic injuries. Â Refrigerants and hot cooking oil are two unique possibilities but it is the propane which could cause an explosion.
Below is a video from Philadelphia of a food truck explosion:
Next time you are around a food truck look for the shut off valve. Â Here is a video posted byÂ Alexander Alvarez showing locations of shut off valves. Â The location may not always be the same.
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