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Worker Found Dead Inside Empty Tank

Wed, 02/03/2010 - 3:28am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A South Carolina contractor has been found dead at a Nashville tank farm.

Metro Nashville Police say the body of 49-year-old Dan Dugan of Rock Hill, S.C., was found inside a tank at the Ashland Distribution plant on Tuesday.

Nashville Fire Department spokesman Charles Shannon told The Tennesseans Dugan's last entry on his inspection clipboard was at 8:15 a.m. He was found dead at about 3:15 p.m.

Shannon says company officials said inspection of the tank didn't requite Dugan to go inside it.

Shannon says officials don't know whether Dugan had a medical emergency or whether he was overcome by fumes.

The tank had held a gasoline additive, but was empty at the time of inspection.

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