The explosion at ExxonMobil’s South Bay facility last week was caused by over-pressurization in an air-pollution-control system, according to a report released Monday.
Demanding answers during a townhall meeting with company officials, dozens of locals say their homes and cars were coated with dust after Wednesday’s blast, which was strong enough to register as a magnitude 1.7 earthquake.
Documents from the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health indicate that the Torrance Exxon Mobil refinery where a blast took place on Wednesday has faced more than $100,000 in proposed penalties for inspection violations over the past five years.
The cause of an explosion at the ExxonMobil Refinery was under investigation Wednesday.
Officials Wednesday were investigating the link between a fire at a Rosemead apartment complex and a possible “honey oil” marijuana lab found on the premises.
A vacuum truck explosion Tuesday forced the evacuation of a neighborhood and businesses and sent several people to the hospital in Ventura County.
An air-conditioner explosion sent a person to the hospital with second-degree burns Thursday afternoon, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Authorities say an explosion and fire in Santa Monica has burned two people, one of them critically.
Authorities Thursday were investigating an explosion at a home in Ventura County.
Officials say a neighbor’s car accidentally slammed into a gas line outside a Calabasas home Friday afternoon causing a fire and explosion.
At least nine people were injured Tuesday morning in an industrial explosion in La Habra.
A plastic bottle filled with dry ice injured a young boy at a Paramount high school.
The Red Cross is assisting those affected by the blast, reported at 15025 Vanowen Street, according to LAFD spokesperson Brian Humphrey.
The unidentified student also suffered a chest injury.
Pacific Gas and Electric was charged on Tuesday with federal felony counts involving safety violations linked to a 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in the San Francisco Bay Area.