Welder Killed After Explosion at ConAgra Lamb-Weston in Boardman
BOARDMAN, Ore. -- Kevin Gregerson, 21, of Hermiston, was killed Monday afternoon after an explosion in the tank he was welding in at ConAgra Lamb-Weston in Boardman.
Police said Gregerson was buried in mud and metal debris. A 'confined space rescue team' from the Umatilla Chemical Depot was called in and Gregerson's body was not removed until almost seven hours after the explosion.
Witnesses reported a "flash and a bang". Investigators from the Oregon Occupational Health and Safety Administration are looking into the incident.