by Henry K. Lee from "San Francisco Chronicle" [http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Santa-Rosa-2-hurt-in-chemical-blast-at-Agilent-2373680.php]:
(04-26) 13:24 PDT SANTA ROSA --
Two people were injured, one critically, in a chemical explosion Tuesday at a Santa Rosa company, authorities said.
The blast happened at Agilent Technologies on Fountaingrove Parkway at about 10:30 a.m. and forced the evacuation of more than 100 employees. A determination is expected to be made today on whether the building is deemed safe so employees can return, said company spokesman Jeff Weber.
A male Agilent engineering employee who was working on a machine suffered critical injuries in the blast and was transported to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, where he was being treated for burns on his face Tuesday night, Weber said.
A woman who is employed by another company and works at the Agilent campus suffered a minor head injury from falling objects, Weber said. A chemical buildup on the bottom floor of one of the company's four buildings caused the explosion, Weber said.