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Worker Dies At Williams Gas Plant In Opal

The Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration says a burst pipe may have been involved in the death of a worker at the Williams natural gas processing plant in southwest Wyoming Wednesday. A spokeswoman for the agency says a worker on-scene also reported seeing a cloud of natural gas.

 

The as-yet unidentified 36-year-old man’s death is under investigation by the state and the company.

 

The processing plant, which is in the gas hub of Opal, was taken offline after the incident, but the Lincoln County Sheriff's office says there have been no fires or explosions.

 

A major explosion at Williams' Opal plant in 2014 forced the evacuation of the town, but no one was injured.

 

Please check back for updates.

 

 

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