Propane Safety and Liability

An individual involved in installing propane systems or manufacturing, distributing, selling, storing, or transporting propane is immune from the civil liability associated with injury or damage associated with these activities, as long as the individual was exercising reasonable care and took steps to warn the end user of the misuses of the propane system. Any individual that alters or modifies propane equipment must notify the licensed propane dealer that will use the system of the repairs or modifications. The state propane board must ensure that the laws of South Carolina affecting propane are executed faithfully, institute proceedings for law violations relevant to propane, and declare and enforce regulations relating to propane and related equipment. (Reference South Carolina Code of Laws 15-3-690, 40-82-20, and 40-82-270)