A 56-year-old Kenai man died of head and chest injuries he received after apparently falling from his fuel truck at the Tesoro Refinery asphalt loading racks Wednesday morning.
Alaska State Troopers responded to a 911 call at 8:14 a.m. after a Tesoro employee found Larry Rogers on the ground near his Doyle's Fuel Service delivery truck.
Rogers was rushed to Central Peninsula General Hospital by Nikiski Fire Department medics where he died at 11:17 a.m. in the emergency room.
Rolf Manzek, operations manager for the refinery, said the cause of the accident is under investigation, but said no explosion or fire occurred.
No one witnessed the incident at the loading rack along the refinery entrance road near Mile 22 of the Kenai Spur Highway, Manzek said.
Jim Doyle, owner of Doyle's Fuel Service, declined to comment about the accident.
A memorial service for Rogers will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses off Kiana Lane in Kenai
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