"Missing man found dead in a burned fuel tank at refinery in St. Paul Park," Star Tribune
A search for a Marathon Petroleum Co. employee concluded when his body was found Sunday afternoon in a 10,000 barrel tank.
Nicholas Gunter, 29, was found dead in a fuel oil tank around 1:40 p.m. at the company's St. Paul Park site., said company spokesman Robert Calmus, according to the Star Tribune. Gunter, an operator in the blending area, was most likely checking gauges when the fuel tank caught fire, he said.
This is the first death for the company since 1978, then owned by different management.
The search for Gunter took 70 people, dogs, helicopters, and covered many acres of the petroleum companies property.
Gunter's death is being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as well as the Marathon Petroleum Co.