Crane collapses at Exxon Mobil Refinery in Torrance

A crane collapsed at the Exxon Mobil Refinery in Torrance on Monday, June 20, 2016.

A crane collapsed at the Exxon Mobil Refinery in Torrance on Monday.

The accident occurred at around 9:30 a.m. Refinery officials said on-site emergency crews are handling the incident, and the appropriate agencies have been notified.

Three contractors were taken to a local clinics to be evaluated for minor injuries, a refinery spokesperson said.

Refinery officials said the incident will not have an impact to the community.

Torrance police said there is flaring at the refinery to safely stabilize operations.

The company said it is cooperating with local authorities to determine the cause of the collapse.
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