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Alberta man dies in propane tank explosion on farm

A man has died from injuries he received in a propane tank explosion on an east-central Alberta farm.

Mounties say the man, who lived on the rural property near Consort, had been operating a propane-fired torch.

A spokesperson for STARS says the air-ambulance service was called to the scene just before noon on Sunday.

The helicopter was told to “stand down” because it wasn’t medically required to transport the patient.

Labour Minister Lori Sigurdson said Alberta’s new farm safety legislation, which came into effect Friday, doesn’t apply in the death.

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