Ex-manager sentenced in blast at California waste facility
Oct. 31, 2017
SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) — A former manager at a California waste company has been sentenced to 210 days in jail in connection with an explosion and fire at the firm's facility three years ago.
The Ventura County Star reported Monday that David Wirsing was also ordered to serve probation and pay restitution.
The 46-year-old was one of several officials of Santa Clara Waste Water Co. to face criminal charges stemming from the 2014 explosion at the wastewater facility. Three Santa Paula firefighters were injured fighting the stubborn blaze.
Wirsing pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy to impede enforcement of an agency official.
One of his codefendants, former company vice president Dean Poe, pleaded guilty in March to a conspiracy charge involving the disposal of hazardous waste.
Information from: Ventura County Star, http://venturacountystar.com