Disaster

5 Injured in Power Plant Implosion

A man lost his leg and four others were injured during a controlled power plant implosion on Saturday when shrapnel went flying into a spectating crowd of more than 1,000. Though the crowd was gathered in a nearby parking lot to watch the implosion of the Pacific Gas and Electric plant in Bakersfield, Calif., police say a piece of shrapnel went through several chain link fences, struck a man and crashed into a car. The 44-year-old victim also may lose his other leg because of injuries, said police. Four others were treated for minor injuries.