Widow speaks out after Menlo Park chem explosion

September 4, 2011 1:42:05 PM PDT
The widow of the man killed in a Menlo Park laboratory explosion says he died because "a stupid gas system would not work."

The blast happened Friday at the Membrane Technology a nd Research Company in Menlo Park. Adrian Martin, 56, of San Jose went into cardiac arrest after he was pulled from the building.

Fire officials say Martin was transferring a mixture of gases from one cylindar to another when the blast happened.

The building is currently red-tagged. Cal OSHA will continue its investigation on Tuesday.