Worker killed in tanker explosion ID'd - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

Worker killed in tanker explosion ID'd

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Sections of wall and roof are missing from a building after a blast at Nevada Truck and Trailer Repair. (Justin Grant/FOX5) Sections of wall and roof are missing from a building after a blast at Nevada Truck and Trailer Repair. (Justin Grant/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A man killed in an explosion and fire at a business near Nellis Air Force Base sustained first and second degree burns to 80 percent of his body, according to medical examiners.

The Clark County Coroner's office said Gregory Kent Wong, 51, of Las Vegas, also sustained blunt force trauma of the head in the incident Friday.

Wong was killed as a result of the explosion at Nevada Truck and Trailer Repair on May 17.

A spokesman for the Clark County Fire Department told FOX5 that crews were working on a tanker at the business when something went wrong. They said a body was found inside the garage where the crews were working.

Jayson Javitz, general counsel for Nevada Truck and Trailer Repair, said one of his company's best welders was the man killed in the blast.

The business' general counsel, Jayson Javitz, said the shop often deals with repairing tanker trucks that contain hazardous materials. But he said it's still not known what was in the tanker that exploded.

An investigation by Clark County Fire and OSHA is ongoing.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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