Man dies in holding tank on barge at Portland
Sunday, February 19, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A man died in a chemical holding tank on a barge at Portland.
Fire and Rescue says the 57-year-old man apparently opened a hatch Sunday, passed out from the fumes and fell into a corrosive chemical, lignin amine. The chemical in the tank was 12-feet deep.
The chemical was pumped into another tank, and firefighters in hazmat suits recovered the body.
No one else was injured. No hazardous liquid spilled.