FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IR #2005-19
Thursday, May 5, 2005

CONTACT:
Dean Fryer
Renée Bacchini
415-703-5050


Cal/OSHA to issue citations on Walnut Creek explosion

SAN FRANCISCO - The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Acting Chief Len Welsh will announce the completion of the Cal/OSHA investigation of the November 9, 2004 fatal accident in Walnut Creek.

WHEN:

Thursday, May 5, 2005, 1p.m.

WHERE:

Auditorium
Oakland State Building
1515 Clay Street
Oakland California

WHO:

Acting Chief Len Welsh
Cal/OSHA Staff Counsel Amy Martin
Cal/OSHA Senior Engineer Steve Hart

WHAT:

Media briefing on the technical aspects of the investigative findings and citations. This will be the first opportunity to hear details about the November 9, 2004 explosion. Copies of the citations against the companies involved will be available.

WHY: The incident resulted in the death of five employees and the serious injury of four other employees working on the site.

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