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Union Pacific worker dies in Texas, pinned between 2 tankers

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Posted at 3:06 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 16:06:38-04

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a Union Pacific worker has died after being pinned between two railway tanker cars in Southeast Texas.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says 39-year-old Travis Andrepont of Louisiana was killed before dawn Tuesday in Beaumont. Officials didn't immediately provide a hometown for Andrepont, who died at the scene.

Sheriff's Capt. Crystal Holmes says the accident happened near a chemical plant. Further details on the investigation weren't immediately released.

Union Pacific spokeswoman Kristen South says Andrepont had worked for the Omaha, Nebraska-based company for 16 years and was part of its Gulf Coast service unit.