Three workers were hurt when a compressed gas explosion ripped through a Pasadena business district Monday afternoon.
A linen truck, which ran on compressed natural gas, blew up near the intersection of Fair Oaks Avenue and California Boulevard. One worker was listed in critical, another in serious and a third suffered minor injuries in the blast.
A compressed gas canister rocketed at least 150 feet in the air and landed on the sidewalk along Fair Oaks Avenue. No Pedestrians were hurt.
Firefighters described the gas canister as a missile, since it launched into the air with such force.
Pasadena authorities closed several streets in the area and were conducting an investigation.