Workers suffer affects of inhaling nitrogen gas while cleaning 18 wheeler tank

Workers suffer affects of inhaling nitrogen gas while cleaning 18 wheeler tank

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - 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.

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