Man escapes with minor injuries in Juneau incident

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

A worker at the Juneau International Airport was treated and released after a small explosion involving a de-icing machine.

Reports say the unnamed Wings of Alaska employee had a singed beard and superficial facial burns, described like a sunburn, in the Sunday incident.

Fire officials said the man was refilling a small, heated de-icing machine with ethylene glycol early Sunday morning when a large flame suddenly shot out of it.

The cause remains under investigation, but authorities say it may be related to the vapors in the heated container.

The machine involved was a smaller version of the larger, de-icing machines which are towed to spray airplanes.

Airport operations were not affected.

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