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2 die while cleaning chemical tank at Houston-area business

8 months 3 weeks 2 days ago Saturday, December 28 2019 Dec 28, 2019 December 28, 2019 10:03 AM December 28, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

PASADENA, Texas (AP) - Authorities say two workers cleaning a chemical tank at business near Houston died after apparently becoming overcome by fumes. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a tweet Saturday that deputies responded to the plant overnight in Pasadena, located just southeast of Houston. Gonzalez says deputies found two men dead at the scene. Witnesses told deputies that the men had climbed inside the tank to clean it and were overcome by fumes. The sheriff's office hasn't said what kind of chemical was involved or name the business. It has not responded to a request for additional details.

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