October 25, 2014

Worker dies in railroad tank car near Las Vegas

A worker at a North Las Vegas business died in a railroad tank car early Saturday, the North Las Vegas Fire Department said.

Witnesses told fire crews that their co-worker had lost consciousness inside the empty tank car and was unable to climb out. Firefighters discovered that the tank car contained highly volatile ethanol vapors and appeared to be unsafe, said Capt. Cedric Williams, a spokesman for the department.

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