A Tooele man was injured in an explosion in Box Elder County Sunday.
The 29-year-old man was working on an air-conditioning unit on the roof of Autoliv in Promontory at about 10:20 a.m. when a small explosion erupted, said Chief Deputy Kevin Potter with the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office.
The man, who was an employee with a company contracted with the auto parts manufacturing plant, had burns to his arms and face, Potter said, and was flown to a Salt Lake hospital for treatment.
The chief deputy said he did not know the severity of the man’s injuries, but did know that the man was expected to survive.
The cause behind the explosion is unknown, Potter added, and at this point, the investigation will be turned over to Autoliv and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.
“It certainly didn’t appear to be anything criminal, so the industry will step up and take over investigations now,” he said.