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Worker dies after getting trapped in tanker car

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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

One person died in the hospital after getting trapped inside a tank car at the Port of New Orleans rail yard.

Firefighters rescued two other people Thursday morning from the tanker that may have contained carbon monoxide.

Three people on a cleaning team were working inside the tanker when one worker said they began struggling to breathe.

He escaped and called for help.

Firefighters pulled the other two men from the tanker, and took all three to the hospital.

One of the men later died.

His identity and cause of death have not been released.

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