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ROSEMEAD, Calif., Dec. 17, 2011 – Southern California Edison (SCE) confirms that employees Robert Scott Lindsay and Henry Serrano were fatally shot on Friday, Dec. 16 at its Rivergrade facility in Irwindale. Two other employees were injured in one of the most horrific events the company has experienced in its 125-year history.
Lindsay, 53, from Chino Hills, was a manager in the information technology area with 29 years of service and Serrano, 56, from Walnut, was a manager in the same area with 26 years of service to the company. Police have informed the company that employee Andre Turner, 48, from Norco, was responsible for the shooting and took his own life.
SCE employee Angela Alvarez, 46, from Glendale, and contractor Abhay Pimpale, 38, of Montebello, were injured during the incident and are being treated. The company will continue to provide updates in the days ahead to the extent available.
SCE appreciates the outpouring of support from the community at this difficult time. The company is providing grief counselors for impacted employees and families. The company is also establishing a fund to support the families involved.
Edison International, SCE’s parent company, will donate $100,000 to seed the fund and will also match employee contributions.
The Rivergrade facility is currently closed and only certain authorized employees will be allowed back into the building at this time.
Steven Conroy, director of corporate communications, is at the Rivergrade facility and is available for media inquiries. SCE requests that the media be respectful of the families involved and direct all media inquiries to 626-302-2255.
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An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.