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Worker killed on the job after railcar tanker incident identified

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Worker killed on the job after railcar tanker incident identified

CREATED Aug 2, 2014 - UPDATED: Aug 3, 2014

North Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The City of North Las Vegas Fire Department responded to 5095 EL Campo Grande Avenue for a reported person down in a railcar tanker. 

The call came in at about 1 a.m. on Saturday.

Upon arrival, crews found a tanker car on a railroad track with the top hatch of the vehicle open.

The witnesses stated their co-worker lost consciousness inside the tanker and was not able to climb out.  

Firefighter crews assessed the tanker and found the atmosphere inside the empty tanker, which had highly volatile ethanol vapors to be extremely unsafe.  

The area was immediately secured and a number of resources throughout the community were dispatched to help mitigate the event and recovery the worker who was deceased.

The coroner has identified the victim as 47-year-old Stanley Thomas Wright of Las Vegas.

The incident continues to be under investigation by OSHA.