AP NEWS

Worker dead after oil tank fire in northern Colorado

August 1, 2019

WINDSOR, Colo. (AP) — One worker is dead after a fire ignited at an oil tank in northern Colorado.

The fire broke out at the Great Western Oil and Gas tank battery east of Windsor on Wednesday night.

The chief of Windsor Severance Fire Rescue, Kris Kazian, told the Greeley Tribune that firefighters found an empty Great Western work truck when they arrived so several climbed on top of one the other tanks to assess the situation while others searched on the ground for people. The worker was found unconscious and unresponsive on top of a nearby tank. He was declared dead at the scene by the coroner.

Kazian said the man is believed to have been at the site alone performing maintenance.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

___

Information from: The Tribune of Greeley, Co, http://greeleytribune.com