Implosion of Bakersfield Power Plant Injures Spectators

Aug 3, 2013
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The planned implosion of a former PG&E power plant injured several early Saturday morning in Bakersfield.

Several spectators were injured, including a 44-year-old man who could lose at least one leg or maybe two, after shrapnel flew from an abandoned steam power plant Pacific Gas and Electric imploded at 6 a.m. Saturday. At least three people were injured in the parking lot of Lowe's on Cofee Road, including a man facing "one obvious amputation, possibly two," said Bakersfield Police Lt.

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