Man dies in holding tank on barge at Portland



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.