Fumes Fatal to Refinery Man on Job
A Wilmington oil-refinery worker was killed by gasoline fumes Friday and another worker overcome and hospitalized.
Robert H. Risley, 44, ol 3824 Green St. Los Alamitos was dead on arrival at Beach Memorial Hospital a 5:40 p.m.
His coworker, A. J. Bohl 23. of 4685 Bellflower Blvd. was revived and admitted
to the hospital where his condition was described as satisfactory.
Harbor Division Detective Sgt Ed Ziener said the two were overcome at the
Texaco refinery, 2100 E. Pacific Coast Highway, while transferring fuel from one tank to another about 5:15 p.m.
Risley's body was take to Holton Sons mortuary.
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[Courtesy of "Freddie"]
Grave marker for Robert H. Risley in Westminster
Memorial Park, Westminster (Orange county), California.
Robert enlisted in the Army at Los Angeles, CA on 7
Pfc Risley was transferred from the 3rd Replacement
Depot to Company G, 508th PIR on 9 February 1945.
His military decorations include the Combat
Infantryman Badge awarded for action during the campaign, 18 Dec 1944 to
20 Feb 1945, effective 15 Feb 1945.