Man Critically Injured In Chemical Explosion In City Of Industry

INDUSTRY (CBS) — A man suffered critical injuries this weekend in a chemical explosion in the city of Industry.

The blast in the 14400 block of Lomitas Avenue occurred about 1:15 p.m. Saturday, according to authorities.

Initial reports had indicated that two people were injured. However, a subsequent alert issued by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department identified only one victim.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where he is listed as critical.

City News Service reports that the incident occurred at Laguna Clay Company.

No further information was immediately available.

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