2 men killed in industrial accident at Greeley cheese plant


GREELEY |  Two men were killed while working on a pipe extension project at a cheese plant in northern Colorado.

Weld County Coroner Carl Blesch says 25-year-old Odaniz Javier Ortiz Quinones, of Greeley, and 47-year-old Joseph Jarvis Jr., of Greensboro, North Carolina, were working on the roof of the Leprino Foods plant in Greeley on Monday when the accident happened. Investigators say a high-pressure pipe suddenly discharged, killing the men and injuring a third worker, who is expected to survive.

No noxious gases or hazardous materials were involved.

The men were working on behalf of a welding subcontractor based in another state. No other information has been released.