HONEYVILLE – By Ellen Cook – March 13, 2020
The man killed Tuesday morning in an explosion at a Brigham City business has been identified.
Alex Stoddard, 33, of Honeyville, was working at HyPerComp Engineering and was transferring oxygen from one large tank to a smaller tank when the tank exploded, blowing a massive hold in the side of the building on March 9, 2020. Story continues below...
Stoddard was the only person in the building at the time of the accident. The company, which makes high-pressure vessels, said all normal operating procedures were in place.
Stoddard, who moved with his family to Box Elder County in 2018, from Cache Valley, had only worked for the company since the first of the year, according to his neighbor. He leaves behind a wife and three small children. They were building a home in Bear River City.
A GoFundMe account set up by a family friend has already raised more than $10,000 to help the family with funeral expenses.
A post on that site said of him, “Alex had a larger than life personality and was one of a kind. He had a passion for many things…He had many dreams and aspirations that would have made the world a better place.”
A graveside service has tentatively been planned for Tuesday, March 17, in Hyde Park.