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Two Dead In Industrial Accident

Two Dead In Industrial Accident

Tampa, Fla.-(970 WFLA)-A 53 year-old Tampa man has died, of the same apparent cause that took the life of his 29-year-old son. Both were overcome  by fumes while working inside an empty asphalt tanker truck at 4984 Towaway Avenue.

Hillsborough deputies say father Ernesto and son Luis Gonzalez were found unconscious inside the tank.  The two were rushed to the hospital after being rescued.  Luis died at Tampa General hospital Saturday.  Ernesto passed away Sunday morning.

The two men were helping the owner of the truck remove an obstruction from the tank when they were hit by the fumes. The incident remains under investigation.

 

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