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3 Workers Hurt When Breaker Box Explodes

June 18, 1989

Three electrical workers were injured Saturday, two critically, when one of them accidentally dropped a tool into a main breaker box at the Lancaster City Hall annex, authorities said.

Five workers were in the electrical room shortly after noon when the accident caused a large electrical explosion, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

Max Flack, 40, and Gary Jennings, 36, both of Palmdale, suffered second- and third-degree burns and were flown by helicopter from Antelope Valley Hospital Medical Center to the burn center at Torrance Memorial Hospital Medical Center, authorities said. A third worker suffered minor burns and refused treatment, authorities said.

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