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January 8, 2013

Worker dies in tank accident at Abilene company

ABILENE, Texas — A worker at an oilfield services company in West Texas has died after he was struck by a tank being loaded on to a trailer.

The Taylor County Sheriff's office on Tuesday identified the victim as 38-year-old Thomas Blain Stewart from Smithville.

Lt. John Cummins says Stewart was helping load the trailer Monday night at Abilene Pipe when the tank rolled. Cummins says Stewart suffered a head injury and was dead at the scene.

Cummins says Stewart had been living in nearby Buffalo Gap while working for Abilene Pipe.

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