Employee dies at natural gas processing plant in Wyoming

Posted at 12:43 PM, Sep 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-14 14:43:31-04

OPAL, Wyo. — An employee of the Williams Opal natural gas processing plant in Opal, Wyoming died early Wednesday morning at the plant.

According to a news release from Williams, there was not an explosion or a fire at the plant, and there is no threat to the surrounding area.

The employee’s cause of death is under investigation and the appropriate regulatory agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, have been notified.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague and want to express our deepest condolences to his family,” said Dan Kalan, senior operations manager with Williams, in the news release.

The plant was taken offline and the site where the death occurred has been secured as authorities conduct an investigation into the death. Counselors will be available for the deceased employee’s coworkers.

The deceased has not been identified.