Worker's death probed at Montgomery, Ala. mall

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Shoppers turning up at Montgomery's
Eastdale Mall on Father's Day were turned away by police after a
refrigerant leak and the death of a worker were reported.

Officers had blocked off every entrance of the mall, while the
Montgomery Fire Department's HAZMAT team tried to find the source
of an R-22 refrigerant leak near the mall's ice skating rink.

Lt. Mark Drinkard, a spokesman for the Montgomery Police
Department, says the fire department received a call Sunday morning
about the leak, and police received a call reporting a man was

Drinkard says 22-year-old Nicholas Burdette of Millbrook
apparently was performing janitorial services when he died.

Drinkard says Burdette's cause of death won't not be known until
an autopsy is performed.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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