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Three companies fined $500,000 for Sylmar blast

15 February 2012

On 7 February three Southern California companies were fined more than $500,000 for the August 2011 hydrogen Explosion at an alternative fuel plant in Sylmar, which left two people severely injured.

OSHA says a cylinder of the gas exploded because it was being handled in an unsafe work area
OSHA says a cylinder of the gas exploded because it was being handled in an unsafe work area

The California Division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says citations were issued to Realm Catalyst, Rainbow of Hope Foundation and Strategic Sciences, Inc.

The regulator says the two staff members were preparing to demonstrate the use of an experimental fuel when a cylinder of the gas exploded because it was being handled in an unsafe work area.




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