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Thu December 26, 2013
Fire at compressor station sends 1 to hospital
A Christmas Day fire at a natural gas compressor station south of Riverton sent one worker to the hospital.
The East Alkali Butte station belongs to Texas-based Legacy Reserves. The company’s safety coordinator, Randy Williams, says the injured worker was a contractor. He was flown to a hospital in Salt Lake City for treatment.
Fremont County Fire Protection deputy chief Dan Oakley says by the time the department got on scene, the fire had been mostly extinguished. He says the building was still standing, but that the windows and doors had been blown out.
The station will remain shut down until Legacy Reserves completes an investigation into the cause of the fire. The Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration is also looking into the incident.