Worker killed in blast at aircraft parts plant
A worker died Sunday afternoon in an explosion at a plant that manufactures airplane parts, authorities said.
The unidentified man died just before 2:30 p.m. when an oven exploded at the M.C. Gill Corp. in the 4000 block of Easy Street, said Sgt. Richard Williams of the El Monte Police Department.
“We got a number of calls about the explosion,” Williams said. “No one knew where it was coming from. You could hear it from quite a ways off.”
M.C. Gill describes itself as the world’s largest manufacturer of original equipment and replacement baggage compartment liners for aircraft.
Employees were working regular shifts when the accident occurred. Afterward, police evacuated and sealed off the facility pending an investigation. There were no other reports of injuries, police said.