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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1994
One man was killed and another was hurt Wednesday afternoon when a tire they were fixing exploded, officials said. Thomas Allen Gullotto, 39, died outside his home in the 10800 block of Allen Drive after being hit in the head by the flying tire and rim, authorities said. Dennis R. Shrell, 38, of Garden Grove taken to AMI Garden Grove Hospital and Medical Center with severe injuries to his face and head, police said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1994
Three people struck by flying debris when a pressurized oxygen chamber exploded at a medical clinic remained hospitalized Saturday, one of them in critical condition. Jayantilal Patel, 50, of Rancho Santa Margarita was listed in critical condition at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center, a spokeswoman said. Patel suffered a depressed skull fracture when he was hit by debris in the explosion Friday at the Health Restoration Center, in the 22000 block of Aspan Street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1994 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five people were injured Friday when a pressurized chamber used to treat stroke victims exploded at a medical clinic. Two people who were sitting in the hyperbaric chamber sustained injuries similar to the bends suffered by divers who ascend too quickly, said Emmy Day, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Fire Department. The chamber, which is a pressurized tank used to increase the supply of oxygen to the brain, suddenly lost pressure in the explosion.
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December 10, 1994 | From a Times Staff Writer
Five people were injured Friday when a pressurized chamber used to treat stroke victims exploded at a medical clinic in Orange County. Two people who were sitting in the hyperbaric chamber sustained injuries similar to the bends suffered by divers who ascend too quickly, according to Emmy Day, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Fire Department. The chamber, which is used to increase the supply of oxygen to the brain, burst under pressure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1994 | RUSS LOAR
The city did not drop into the ocean, a major earthquake was not triggered, and the military wasn't hiding anything at the Naval Weapons Station shortly after 3:10 a.m. Friday, when explosives were set off in a hole about 140 feet under the base. Despite the concerns of some Seal Beach residents, the U.S. Geological Survey experiment to map hidden fault lines left local residents with little more than a dull thud.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1994 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal scientists will be setting off small, underground explosions and undersea bursts of compressed air over the next two weeks, seeking a "CAT scan" of the Los Angeles Basin for earthquake study. The seismic waves created by the mini-explosions and compressed air will be measured by 600 seismographs in Orange and Los Angeles counties and will help scientists learn when earthquakes are likely to happen and where they will be strongest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1994 | From Associated Press
A grenade exploded during a training exercise Wednesday, injuring seven Marines, two seriously, a spokesman said. Five of the Marines were treated at the scene for cuts to their arms, legs, hands and faces caused by grenade fragments. The other two were taken to the Naval Hospital, where they were in serious condition, said 1st Lt. David Steele. The names of all seven Marines were being withheld pending notification of relatives. The explosion occurred about 3 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1994 | DAVID REYES
The cause of a loud explosion that left frayed nerves, a damaged residence, and some big pieces of metal has been determined. A Santa Fe railroad spokesman said Tuesday that a Santa Fe locomotive traveling from Barstow to San Diego was passing through South County on Sunday when its braking system overheated and "blew out" the cooling fans. A turbine blade and pieces of metal weighing 10 to 30 pounds blew off the train as it passed Oso Road in San Juan Capistrano about 4 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1994 | DAVID REYES
An electrical transformer blew out with a loud blast at the nuclear power plant here but caused no power interruptions, a Southern California Edison Co. spokesman said Monday. The transformer, which was outside the protected area of the plant, caught fire about 1 p.m., said Joseph McDonough, an SCE spokesman. Oil inside the transformer caught fire and caused a thick plume of smoke, he said. "There was no danger of any kind of leakage or radiation or any of that type of danger," McDonough said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1994 | DANIELLE A. FOUQUETTE
A fire that engulfed a home Friday set off an unknown amount of ammunition that was stored somewhere in the house, firefighters said. The ammunition began going off shortly after firefighters arrived at the home of Tom and Maxine Long in the 2400 block of East Clifpark Way, Fire Division Chief Rudy Weyland said. By then, the entire house was ablaze, so pinpointing where the ammunition was stored was impossible.
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