Worker Died After Falling from Scaffolding at Power Plant

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Contractor Dies at Power Plant Construction Site 

Rock Springs, WY -- A contractor who died after falling 45 feet at a power plant has been identified.

The coroner has identified the contractor as 53 year old Marvin Dean Ortega.  He fell from scaffolding while working at a power plant on Tuesday afternoon.

Ortega was an independent contractor (the most likely contractor to get injured on the job).  He was working on emissions control equipment.  An investigation is being conducted to determine if the worker was following safety protocols.