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Union Pacific worker dies in Texas, pinned between 2 tankers

1 year 8 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, August 21 2019 Aug 21, 2019 August 21, 2019 1:32 PM August 21, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a Union Pacific worker has died after being pinned between two railway tanker cars in Southeast Texas.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says 39-year-old Travis Andrepont of Louisiana was killed before dawn Tuesday in Beaumont. Officials didn't immediately provide a hometown for Andrepont. He died at the scene.

Sheriff's Capt. Crystal Holmes says the accident happened near a chemical plant. Further details on the investigation weren't immediately released.

Union Pacific spokeswoman Kristen South says Andrepont had worked for the Omaha, Nebraska-based company for 16 years and was part of its Gulf Coast service unit.

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