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    A local story about a painter in a garage laquering woodwork with the garage doors closed.
    When he went to plug in the compressor, it sparked at the plug, exploding the vapors in the garage, and throwing the painter through the garage door with burns all over his body.


    My story in California. 1991
    I picked up a motor home from the dealer, just filled the LP tank. I open the window from the drivers seat, and tell them there is a gas leak inside the vehicle.
    They very firmly told me the gas had just been worked on, and that I was wrong.

    Drove it to the in-laws, they wanted me to sleep in it that night. I explained to them, there was no way I would risk my life sleeping in a motor home with a gas leak.
    My father in-law and brother in-law proceeded to start lighting burners on the stove, the entire time me telling them to stop. Finally they lowered the oven door, and that's when it exploded.
    I went and hooked up a garden hose and started puitting out the fire, but not before there was $6,000 in damage to the motorhome.
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