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Colorado DOC mourns loss of worker after boiler explosion

Posted at 8:46 PM, Dec 05, 2019

CAÑON CITY — The Colorado Department of Corrections says an investigation is ongoing into what led to an explosion Wednesday afternoon at the Fremont Correction Facility that killed a staff member.

Sgt. Josh Voth, 28, had been with the department since 2016. He worked as a Correctional Support Licensed Trade Supervisor, helping to teach offenders valuable trade skills.

DOC Executive Director Dean Williams said it's hard to describe the sadness they feel at Voth's loss.

“His DOC family grieves with his wife, three precious children, and all of the friends and family who loved him. He will be dearly missed, but he will never be forgotten. Our primary concern continues to be ensuring his family have the support they need, and that as a department we are able to band together during this tragic time,” Williams said.

Williams leaves behind a wife and three children, as well as other family and friends, and his fellow DOC staff members.

A GoFundMe has been created to help the family pay for expenses related to to his death.