3 workers sent to hospital after tank car incident

BREWTON, Ala. (AP) - Officials say firefighters had to pull three workers from a railroad tank car after they were overcome with fumes in an enclosed space.

Capt. Ronnie Thompson, who went into the tank to rescue the men, said the accident occurred at Frit Car, a tank-car-repair plant at about 2:25 p.m. on Friday.

The three men, who were not identified, were hospitalized.

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