COLUMBIANA, Ala. (AP) — Shelby County officials have identified the man who was killed while working on a gasoline pipeline that exploded earlier this week.
County Deputy Coroner Lina Evans in an email to AL.com says Wednesday 48-year-old Anthony Lee Willingham died in the explosion.
Willingham, of Heflin, was a member of a nine-person crew that was present at Monday’s explosion.
State officials and Colonial Pipeline, the company that owns the line, have said a piece of excavation equipment hit the pipeline causing the explosion and fire.
One of Anthony Willingham’s daughters told WSFA-TV that her father was a welder and heavy machinery worker for L.E. Bell Construction of Heflin.
Four other workers who were injured in the blast were taken to a Birmingham hospital for treatment. Evans said Willingham’s body was recovered Tuesday.