refinery explosion injures 6 employees : fire: leaking hydrogen gas explodes into flames at powerine oil co. in santa fe springs, causing up to $100,000 damage. two workers are in critical condition with burns. - drum storage

by:Demi     2019-09-11
refinery explosion injures 6 employees : fire: leaking hydrogen gas explodes into flames at powerine oil co. in santa fe springs, causing up to $100,000 damage. two workers are in critical condition with burns.  -  drum storage
Six men were injured. -
Two of them are key. -
On Friday morning, at an oil refinery in Santa Fe Springs, leaking hydrogen exploded in flames.
Officials say a fire broke out at the power oil company.
The plant at 12354 Lakeland Road was controlled by company personnel and firefighters from Santa Fe Springs, Downey and Los Angeles County fire department for about an hour.
Al Gualtieri, president of the company, estimates that the damage caused by the fire is less than $100,000.
He said the reason for the leak. -
What ignited a highly unstable gas? -
No immediate determination.
The plant employs about 300 employees and all refining operations have been stopped in order to assess what has happened.
Gualtieri said the explosion occurred at 10: 10 A. M. m.
Below the horizontal storage bucket between the two processing units.
One of the units that produce gasoline
Diesel is produced by mixing components and other components.
The identity of the injured person was not immediately confirmed.
Two seriously injured men were working nearby at the time of the explosion.
Fire officials said the second timeand third-
The degree burned 75% of his body and the other 40%.
Both were taken to the Presbyterian community hospital in Whittier.
The other four are believed to be maintenance personnel who were injured in an explosion or when trying to put out a fire.
The two were taken to the Presbyterian community, one of whom received a second treatment
The degree burns 30% of his body and the other burns 5% of his body.
Two other people were treated for back injuries.
Fire Captain Robert Wilson of Santa Fe Springs says factory-
It produces fuel sold at local independent service stations, and there have been no dangerous incidents in recent months, although it used to be the site of some fires.
The most recent accident occurred on Christmas Day in 1988, when a mechanical failure occurred in an oil refinery, causing the hot oil of an oil refinery to catch fire.
The damage from the fire was estimated at $300,000.
Powerine is one of four refineries in Los Angeles County that use an extremely dangerous chemical hf to convert crude oil into gasoline.
But Wilson said hazardous chemicals had nothing to do with Friday's incident.
If leaked, the chemical could become a deadly cloud that could spread for miles.
The factory has the worst record of air pollution.
According to a recent report from the South Coast Air Quality Management Area, pollution violations and complaints from 10 refineries in the Los Angeles area.
Ranking according to AQMD--
The period from January was covered.
Month, 1988, through September 1989--
The power plant is the source of 818 complaints and 30 violations.
Mobil Oil.
Torrance refinery ranked second, with 434 complaints and 24 violations.
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