3 injured in crane collapse at Torrance oil refinery

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Three people suffered minor injuries when a 300-ton crane collapsed Monday at an ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance.
 
The injured were not taken to the hospital, according to Battalion Chief Robert Millea of the Torrance Fire Department.
 
Firefighters were dispatched at 9:36 a.m. to 3700 W. 190th St., where flammable gas as a result of the crane fall was suppressed by water monitors and there was no offsite impact due to the fall, Millea said.
 
There were no active leaks and ExxonMobil was flaring to safely stabilize operations. Flaring is the burning of natural gas that cannot be processed or sold, he said, adding that the process had no impact on air quality in the region.
 
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