OREM, Utah — A man was killed when a pressurized tank exploded as he was spraying greenhouses to cool them down in Orem Thursday morning.
Police have identified the victim as 39-year-old Efren Perez-Sanchez of Lindon.
Lt. Trent Colledge, Orem Police, said they were called about the incident at Cooks Farm and Greenhouse, located at 1645 West and 1600 North, around 8:20 a.m. Thursday.
Colledge said Perez-Sanchez had been spraying greenhouse exteriors to cool them down. He was using a water and lime mixture in a pressurized tank.
Colledge said the tank exploded and struck Perez-Sanchez in the head, killing him.
It is not immediately clear why the tank exploded and police are investigating the incident. OSHA will also investigate.