Man Dies After Falling In Fuel Tank In Daytona Beach

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Police say a 41-year-old man has died, days after falling into a fuel tank he was cleaning.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Thomas Wood had been in critical condition since the Monday accident at a RaceTrac gas station in Daytona Beach.

Wood and another man had been cleaning the tanks when Wood fell in.

Co-worker Dustin Reed told authorities the tank’s lid was open when he went to his truck to do paperwork. When he returned a short time later, he didn’t see Wood.

He found the man about two minutes later at the bottom of the 6-foot-deep well.

Daytona Beach Fire Department crews performed CPR and took Wood to the hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.

Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.