1 Dead, 3 Injured in Pasadena Chemical Plant Explosion

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1 Dead, 3 Injured in Pasadena Chemical Plant Explosion

Pasadena, CA -- Four people were injured, one fatally, when an explosion occurred at a Pasadena-area chemical plant.

The incident occurred at 12:45pm when a tank holding an oil-based cleaning solution exploded.  Pasadena Police Department spokesman Vance Mitchell said, "As a result, we had four injured - one deceased."

One of the employees suffered a broken arm and the other two were exposed to the chemical.

"They were taken to the hospital for treatment," he said.  The fire department responded, but police did not, because the leak never went past the plant's property.

Witnesses described a loud boom and raced to the scene.

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