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Title
Carson refinery blasts kill two and injure 45
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Creator
Mullen, Mike
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1985]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Two people were killed and 45 more were injured when a chain of explosions from a gasoline-processing pump tore through an Atlantic Richfield refinery in Carson, sending 5,000-degree hydrogen flames shooting hundreds of feet into the air. The blaze was reported at 9:48 a.m., and was extinguished within an hour. The two deceased men were not immediately identified. Here, photograph shows fire fighters aiding one of the Arco Plant explosion burn victims.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;28 x 32 cm. on sheet 29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00095615
Herald Examiner Collection
HE_b007_f5_i14
CARL0005107400
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/30129
Subject
Atlantic Richfield Co
Petroleum refineries--Accidents--California--Carson
Petroleum refineries--California--Carson
Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles County
Allied health personnel--California--Los Angeles County
Explosions--California--Carson
Accident victims--California--Carson
Carson (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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