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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Fatal Oil Tank Accident

A Clarendon man is dead after an oil tank accident this morning in on Irvine Road in Brokenstraw Township.

State police say 26-year-old Nikolai Briggs was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say Briggs was welding on top of a tank when his torch caused vapor in the tank to ignite and explode, throwing him about 60 feet from the tank.

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