Man treated for severe burns after oxygen tank blows up in Rayne

The air ambulance landed in a field to the rear of Shalford Road (Pic by Peter Crosby)

The air ambulance landed in a field to the rear of Shalford Road (Pic by Peter Crosby)

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The air ambulance was scrambled after a man suffered severe burns to his face when an oxygen tank exploded.

The Herts air ambulance, a land ambulance, a paramedic officer and two fire engines from Braintree and Dunmow were called to Shalford Road in Rayne just after 1pm on Tuesday after a man in his 50s suffered severe burns to his face.

He was sent to Broomfield Hospital’s burns unit by land ambulance, where his condition is thought to be serious but not life-threatening.

An ambulance spokesman said: “He had burnt himself quite severely, it was a household appliance which had exploded in his face.

“He also burnt his airways."

See this week's Braintree and Witham Times for the full story.

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6:19pm Thu 4 Sep 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

What 'household appliances' utilise an oxygen tank?

I'm baffled. Can anyone advise me?
What 'household appliances' utilise an oxygen tank? I'm baffled. Can anyone advise me? OMPITA [Intl]
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6:48pm Thu 4 Sep 14

pierre-pierre says...

and whats the

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7:59pm Thu 4 Sep 14

bexy123 says...

Could it be a personal oxygen cylinder for someone with a medical condition?
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10:19pm Thu 4 Sep 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

bexy123 wrote:
Could it be a personal oxygen cylinder for someone with a medical condition?
If so I would have expected the journalist to have correctly described it as a Medical Appliance or Apparatus'.

I'm half expecting to learn that it was more likely a butane cylinder in a cooking appliance or similar. After all Oxygen itself doesn't burn or explode unless mixed with some other fuel whereas fuel under pressure such as LPG, Butane, Propane that suddenly - and for whatever reason - gets uncontrollably released from its storage vessel into the atmosphere can be lethal if ignition occurs.

I await with interest.



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[quote][p][bold]bexy123[/bold] wrote: Could it be a personal oxygen cylinder for someone with a medical condition?[/p][/quote]If so I would have expected the journalist to have correctly described it as a Medical Appliance or Apparatus'. I'm half expecting to learn that it was more likely a butane cylinder in a cooking appliance or similar. After all Oxygen itself doesn't burn or explode unless mixed with some other fuel whereas fuel under pressure such as LPG, Butane, Propane that suddenly - and for whatever reason - gets uncontrollably released from its storage vessel into the atmosphere can be lethal if ignition occurs. I await with interest. etd OMPITA [Intl]
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