Cache Valley Man Dies From Injuries Following Explosion

Mar 26, 2018

Box Elder County emergency crews responded to an explosion and fire Monday morning at Autoliv.

A fire at a northern Utah automotive products plant has claimed the life of a Cache Valley man. Box Elder County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Dale Ward tells Utah Public Radio the man has been identified as 64-year-old Ronald Larsen of Cache Valley.

Emergency officials in Box Elder County were notified of a fire at the Autoliv facilities in Promontory around 2 o’clock Monday morning. Larsen was trapped inside the burning building. He was extricated and transported to Brigham City Hospital with severe burns where he later died.

Mr. Larsen was alone in the mixing portion of the building at the time of the incident. Deputy Ward says an investigation into the cause of the explosion is underway. Because the accident is consider to be an industrial accident, OSHA officials will lead the investigation.