Deadly Water Tank Accident Under Investigation

Deadly Water Tank Accident Under Investigation

The Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office says a man died while cleaning the City of Blair’s water tank. 

It happened Saturday afternoon when the sheriff’s office was called to the water tank where a man was said to be trapped.  The man, whose name is not being released as of now, was wearing scuba gear while he cleaned sediment from the tank.  Officials say the man had complained to coworkers he was becoming cold but he kept working.  They believe he became hypothermic and lost the mobility of his hands. 

They tried pulling him from the tank, but he became tangled in the suction tube and died.     

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