Industrial Accident Kills Two

Emergency officials are investigating a deadly on-the-job accident in western Pekin.

Police say the workers on Tuesday were cleaning a train car outside of Agridyne, LLC, an agricultural business on Route 29. One of the men fell inside around noon, and was overcome by carbon monoxide left by chemicals the car had been carrying. When he passed out, the second man tried to go inside and save him. Police say he, too, succumbed to the fumes.

Detective Mike Eeten says both of the workers have died. Their identities were not immediately confirmed.

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