Three people suffered from the affects of inhaling nitrogen gas while cleaning a 18 wheeler tank.
According to the Longview Fire Department, the incident occurred around noon from the 800 block of Ryder Street in Longview. Two workers with Groendyke Transport were cleaning out a 18 wheeler tank that had been flushed with nitrogen gas. While they were cleaning it out they succumbed to the gas and began to feel dizzy. A third person also began to suffer from the affects of nitrogen gas.
The three people were out of the tank when Longview Fire arrived. They were transported to a local hospital for treatment.