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Six injured in Ventura County Explosion

June 22, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
An explosion at a working ranch in Ventura county injured six people, one critically on Sunday. The explosion happened near the city of Santa Paula on south mountain road and Balcom canyon.

Authorities say a man was using a welding torch near a 55-gallon oil drum, when it blew up.

He and five other bystanders were rushed to the hospital with burn injuries. The welder was critically injured.

Authorities say the incident is being treated as an industrial accident, and Cal-OSHA will be notified.


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