1 dead, 2 injured in storage tank accident
One of three people who were cleaning a medical storage tank Friday morning in Atwater Village has died and the other two were in critical condition after being overcome by fumes, a fire department spokesman said.
The area around 4501 W. Colorado Blvd. was blocked off shortly before 4 a.m. as firefighters rescued the three men, one of whom did not have a pulse, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott. They had been working inside a blood storage tank.
Firefighters using CPR revived the worker and rushed all three to a nearby hospital, where one was pronounced dead. The other two are in critical condition.
-- Richard Winton