The Orange County Register ( http://bit.ly/1b4GD1g) reports that plant manager Carl E. Richardson and maintenance supervisor Roy Faulkinbury entered the pleas Friday, agreeing to pay $450,000 to the victims' families and perform 250 hours of community service.
The charges stemmed from a 2009 explosion at Solus Industrial Innovations in Rancho Santa Margarita that killed 51-year-old Jose Jimenez of Garden Grove and 34-year-old Isidro Echeverria of Oceanside. Two other workers were injured.
The supervisors were charged with two violations of California's labor code. Prosecutors say they decided to buy a residential water heater instead of an industrial one when the plant opened in 2007.
Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.com