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.

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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.