SALT LAKE CITY — A Brigham City man killed in a Tuesday explosion has been identified.
Alex Stoddard, 33, was killed while working for HyPerComp Engineering in Brigham City, according to a spokeswoman for the Stoddard family.
Stoddard was the only person inside of the building at the time of the explosion, which blew a massive hole in the side of the structure and shattered the windows of a nearby building, according to Brigham City Police Lt. Tony Ferderber
Investigators later determined that Stoddard was transferring oxygen from a larger tank into a smaller tank, according to Ferderber. In a statement, HyPerComp President Daryl Thompson said normal operating procedures were in place and being followed at the time of the explosion.
A GoFundMe page set up for his family remembers Stoddard as “a loving husband and inspiring father.”
“Alex had the purest heart of anyone. His focus was always how to help others. He made a friend of most everyone he met,” the post states. “There was not another person in the world like Alex Stoddard.”
A funeral service will be held at the Honeyville Latter-day Saint meetinghouse at 2620 W. 6980 North in Honeyville on Tuesday.