CLEVELAND — A Department of Labor spokesperson has confirmed that the two people involved in a hazmat incident at a Cleveland trucking company Thursday have died.
The pair had been in critical condition at an area hospital. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office has identified one of the victims as 60-year-old Alan Linder. The Department of Labor says the other victim is a woman.
Cleveland Division of Fire crews responded to the scene at E. 81st Street and Union Avenue Thursday around 12:30 p.m. One of the victims reportedly climbed into a trucker tank and was overcome by fumes. Another victim attempted to assist and was likely also overcome by fumes.
The Cleveland Division of Fire deemed the scene a hazmat situation and crews pulled both victims from the truck.
The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an inspection on Great Lakes Tanks and Vessel, which was the employer of the woman, and Kenan Advantage Group, which employed Linder.