Southern California Edison Employees Return to Irwindale Facility, Crisis Counseling Offered to Employees

December 20, 2011

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ROSEMEAD, Calif., Dec. 20, 2011 –   Southern California Edison (SCE) employees returned to Rivergrade facilities in Irwindale today.  The SCE offices have been closed since fatal shootings last Friday.

The company determined late Monday that the offices could be reopened once all appropriate preparations were made. Crisis counselors are available for employees at Rivergrade and other SCE offices. The company continues to provide support and counseling to families of the shooting victims.

Three employees, including the gunman, died and two others were injured in last Friday’s shooting.

Employee Angela Alvarez, who was injured, remains hospitalized. Her condition has been upgraded from critical to serious condition. Her family has requested privacy as she recuperates. The other injured employee, Abhay Pimpale, was treated and released. 

The company is working with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department investigating the shootings. Questions about updates on the investigation are being referred to the sheriff’s department.

Personnel matters related to any SCE employees have been and will continue to remain confidential. The company does not discuss individual personnel issues. 
 
About Southern California Edison
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.

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Southern California Edison Employees Return to Irwindale Facility, Crisis Counseling Offered to Employees