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ExxonMobil Refinery Explosion
FINAL REPORT: Exxon Mobil Presentation (1-13-2016)
Location: Torrance, CA
Accident Occurred On: 02/18/2015
Accident Type: Oil and Refining - Fire and Explosion

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Accident Description
A February 18, 2015, explosion in a gasoline processing unit at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Torrance, CA, led to two workers suffering minor injuries and debris being dispersed into the surrounding community.
Investigation Status
The CSB's investigation is currently ongoing.



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