Worker Killed in Vault Explosion in Huntington Beach Identified

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Brandon Orozco, 28, killed in underground electrical vault explosion.

Authorities have identified the worker killed Monday in a  electrical vault explosion in Huntington Beach.

Brandon Orozco, 28, died after he became trapped underground when an electrical vault he was working on exploded.

The blast occurred at Mistral Drive and Tisbury Circle, according to Huntington Beach Fire Capt. Bob Culhane.

Orozco was working for a contractor hired by Southern California Edison.

“SCE extends condolences to the contractor’s family, friends and co-workers. SCE crews remain on site investigating the incident,” the utility said in a statement.

The cause of the explosion was still being investigated.

Memorial services will be held for Orozco, his family said.

On Oct. 6, a viewing will begin at 5 p.m. at Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3888 Workman Mill Road in Whittier, followed by a rosary at 6 p.m.

A funeral mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 7 at St. Andrews Catholic Church, 311 N. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. At 1 p.m. on Oct. 8, a graveside service will be held at Rose Hills Memorial Park.

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An underground electrical vault exploded in Huntington Beach on Monday.

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