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Fatal accident in asphalt tanker in Tampa

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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

An attempt to help drain an asphalt tanker truck has turned fatal for a father and son team near the Port of Tampa. Ernesto Gonzales,53, and his son Luis, 29, climbed into the tanker to find out why it wasn't draining properly. Once inside they were overcome by fumes.

Hillsboro County firefighters responded and managed to extricate both men who were unconscious and take them to Tampa General hospital. Luis Gonzales was pronounced dead at the hospital. His father died on Sunday morning at Tampa General.

There were no injuries to fire rescue personnel during the rescue.

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