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Carson refinery blasts kill two and injure 45
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Mullen, Mike
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1985
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.
1 photographic print :b&w ;28 x 32 cm. on sheet 29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
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
Accident victims--California--Carson
Carson (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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