Southern California Edison Resuming Normal Operations at Irwindale Facility, Crisis Counseling Offered to Employees

December 20, 2011

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Dec. 20, 2011 –   Southern California Edison (SCE) is resuming normal operations at its Rivergrade facilities in Irwindale.  Employees returned to work earlier today and offices will be open during regular business hours for the remainder of the week. The facility had been closed following 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 the impacted families. 

SCE has implemented certain additional security measures as a precaution while the company assesses its overall security program.

Three employees, including the gunman, died in last week’s shooting. One employee and a contract worker also were wounded. 

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 injured contractor, Abhay Pimpale, was treated and released.

The company continues to work with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department investigating the shootings. Questions about updates on the investigation should be directed 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 Resuming Normal Operations at Irwindale Facility, Crisis Counseling Offered to Employees