BRIDGER VALLEY — Uinta County Fire and Ambulance crews have responded to several incidents during the cold that has covered the Valley the last little while.
They responded to a well head explosion last Saturday, which caused serious burn injuries. They also responded to an accident on i-80 last Sunday.
The explosion in the Lonetree area was in the building that houses the well head at a oil field location near the Henry Fork Road.
The woman, a private contractor, was working in the building, according to BV Fire Chief Dexter Mohler. The woman phoned for help. The co-worker who responded started transporting her to meet the EMS crews and was then transported to the Evanston Regional Hospital. She was then transported to the University of Utah Burn Unit.
The cause of the explosion is still under investigation. According to Uinta County Sheriff Doug Matthews Tuesday afternoon, “The Forest Service has assigned one of their law enforcement agents to the case, and he is working with the Company, and I would think OSHA. Our involvement was limited. “The Company who owns the well site, Lucky A-3, TOC Oil of Denver. The local Company that is contracted to them is Perry Brothers Oil Field,” Matthews added.
Several calls to Forest Service offices and messages left, didn’t produce any return calls.
A multi-vehicle crash occurred on I-80 Sunday morning after a semi crashed into a U-Haul box truck and a tow truck that had stopped to help the tow truck.
The heavy black smoke was visible in Bridger Valley and could be seen from beyond the west interchange, exit 34, into Fort Bridger.
Uinta County Fire and EMS crews responded to the accident at mile marker 46, according to a post by UC Fire and Ambulance.
Another recent incident the fire crews responded to earlier this month was an early morning chimney fire in Lyman. No injuries were reported due to this fire, and the crews were able to contain the fire to the chimney and attic area.