I worked with a trucking company in California for over 5 years. I was the receiver at my job, responsible for keeping up with the warehouse inventory. When new items arrived, I made sure the items and quantities were correct before I entered it into the database.
My problems with propane did not start right away. It wasn’t until my company relocated into a bigger warehouse that all my problems started.
After moving into the new warehouse, they decided to keep the propane storage next to my desk. We had about 16 propane tanks and 5 running forklifts. The 16 tanks were filled every 2 to 3 days by the propane company, while the forklifts exchanged for new tanks every 1 to 2 days. Every time someone needed a new propane tank, they had to come to my desk to exchange the tank.
After about 2 years of this, I started to feel ill, unaware of what’s really making me sick. I went back and forth to my doctors to find an answer for why I was feeling sick. They performed many checkups without finding out any answers. They kept telling me I was healthy but I did not feel healthy.
Another year went by and I wasn’t feeling any better. I continued to visit the doctors looking for answers. Until one day I came into work, I started feeling sick. Right away I knew it was something at my job. The first thing I saw next to me was the propane tanks. I was unsure if propane was making me sick at the time. I decided to wait until I spoke with my doctor about it first, since I had an upcoming appointment.
Once I got back to my doctor’s office, I told him I believe the propane is making me sick. Since it was work related, my doctor told me to go to a worker’s comp doctors, because insurance would not cover my visit.
I’m still waiting for my medical records for my doctor’s visit above. I will post records once I get them from my doctors.
The next day at work, I reported everything my doctor said to my manager. He sent me to the workers comp doctor. While at the workers comp doctors, he couldn’t find anything wrong, so he told my manager to move the propane from my area. That is when my real problems started with propane.
My Workers Comp Medical Records
After removing the propane tanks from my area, I started to get very sick so I decided to go back to my doctor and report it to him. At my doctor’s office, my doctor refused to see me for the propane, and sent me on my way. Shocked by what he did, I decided to look into propane more.
After doing some online reading, I found out that propane is listed as a non-toxic substance, which explained to me why no one wanted to see me.
As more days passed without any sign of getting better, I decided to test the propane out. I went to the propane tank and released the gas. Right away, my sick feeling ended. I knew at that moment it caused a body addiction.
Over the next several weeks. I decided to test the propane out. I would expose myself to propane and wait for it to break. During my test with it, I started having heart attacks, strokes, MS attacks and asthma attacks, every time the exposure broke. It stayed in my body for about 3 days and 6 hours (estimate but should be close to that time). If I was exposed to a small amount, it would trigger an MS attack. Exposed to a lot more and it caused some very painful attacks.
Once I found out what it was doing to me, I decided to quit my job. I knew it was pointless to try to see another doctor about it. I ended up moving back home with my mom.
I reported everything to the US government believing that they would do something about it. Months to turn into years, without them doing anything. Seems to me they care more about the money they make from it than people that are affected by it.
Which brings me to today and why I’m starting this website to raise awareness about the real dangers of propane. I can’t do this alone. I need your help with this. You can help by sharing this with all your friends and family that use propane daily.