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Surviving worker from Arvin explosion released from hospital

ARVIN, Calif. (AP) Hospital officials say a metal recycler is recovering at home after being burned in a Kern County oil tank explosion that killed his co-worker.


Scott Robles was airlifted from the accident scene Tuesday suffering from burns. Officials with Kern Medical Center said Wednesday that he had been discharged.


Robles was part of a two-person crew using a torch to remove pipes for a scrap metal recycling company when vapors inside the tank ignited and caused the explosion.


Kern County sheriff's officials say 24-year-old Cesar Martinez, of Arvin, died at the scene.


Sheriff's officials say the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the incident.

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