Man injured after implosion of power plant in critical but stable condition in Fresno hospital
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The man injured in the PG&E plant implosion is in critical condition tonight.
Jerry Wood is in critical but stable condition at a Fresno hospital.
Wood was injured Saturday when shrapnel from the demolition hit him in the legs.
Several other people were injured less seriously.
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The implosion of the old PG&E plant is now being investigated by the state.
Even though no workers were hurt CalOSHA says they will investigate because workers were exposed to the danger.
The California Public Utilities Commission will also investigate because the incident involves PG&E.
23ABC spoke to a nationally recognized implosion expert about the accident.
He asked us not to identify him or his company because he has on-going projects in the state.
He says based on the video he has seen it appears as though too much explosives were used.
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Doug Porter submitted his video to 23ABC News.
He said the debris hit the pavement right in front of them and passed between two people, hitting the car they were leaning on during the explosion, causing a large gash in the side of the vehicle.
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