Exclusives
FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+RSS Feed
Fire EMSEMS TodayEMS Insider

Four Hurt In California Septic System Blast

OCCIDENTAL, Calif. - Authorities say four men were injured in an explosion at a Sonoma County conference center that apparently occurred when a spark ignited methane in a septic system.

The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa reports that one of the victims suffered third-degree burns in Wednesday's blast at the Alliance Redwoods Conference Grounds near Occidental.

The others had first and second-degree burns. One of the men also injured his eye.

Fire officials say workers were draining septic tanks and then filling them with gravel when a jackhammer they were using caused a spark that triggered the blast.

Two of the victims were taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

Another two were taken to Palm Drive Hospital in Sebastopol.

Information from: The Press Democrat, http://www.pressdemo.com

RELATED ARTICLES

Rescue and Recovery in Nepal

Death toll passes 4,000 and is expected to continue to rise as rescue teams search the ruins.

Nurse Falls From Texas Medical Helicopter

STAR Flight nurse’s death is the organization’s first on-duty death in 30-year history.

Drugs Stolen from Columbus Ambulances

Review finds broken and malfunctioning locks in 13 ambulances.

CDC Calls for Expanding Naloxone Use

Effort could reduce drug overdose deaths and save lives.

Rescue Efforts in Nepal

The latest on the devastating earthquake and the rescue response as the death toll climbs to over 3,700.

Virginia USAR Team Mobilizes for Nepal

Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue team is on the way to quake site.

Features by Topic

JEMS Connect

CURRENT DISCUSSIONS

 
 

EMS BLOGS

Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

Featured Careers