The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus The Daily Herald on Linked In HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions

11 hurt in explosion at Los Angeles-area building

SHARE: facebook Twitter icon Linkedin icon Google+ icon Email icon |  PRINTER-FRIENDLY
Associated Press
Published:
LA HABRA, Calif. — Authorities now say 11 people were hurt — three critically — in an explosion and fire at a Southern California metal polishing business.
Los Angeles County fire Inspector Keith Mora says the blast in La Habra occurred shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday in the shop’s overhead ducts. He says investigators suspect that a buildup of lint or dust in the system may have caused the blast.
Firefighters contained the resulting blaze in about 40 minutes.
Mora says two of the injured had burns and the rest suffered smoke inhalation or other injuries.
The building in a Los Angeles suburb houses a metal-plating and polishing firm.
TV news reports showed workers, some with blackened faces, outside the plant.
Story tags » Disasters & Accidents

More Nation & World Headlines

NEWSLETTER

HeraldNet Headlines

Top stories and breaking news updates

Calendar