Propane is perfectly safe, says standards officer

04/30/2010 | Guardian (Prince Edward Island, Canada), The

Properly maintained propane appliances are safe, says Canadian safety-standards official Brian Reid. Seeking to reassure residents after an explosion that gutted a Prince Edward Island farmhouse, Reid said he'd seen only two or three similar incidents in 40 years on the job. "Everything to do with [a propane-fueled] appliance or the gas going into it probably has a 400% safety factor built into it," he added.

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Guardian (Prince Edward Island, Canada), The