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1 Worker Dead, 1 Rescued After 'Equipment Failure' in Water Tank

The rescued worker is currently recovering in a hospital

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    One worker is dead and another suffered hypothermia after they were trapped in a water tank Thursday in Braintree, Massachusetts. (Published Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016)

    One worker is dead and another has been rescued after they became trapped in a water tank in Braintree, Massachusetts, Thursday morning because of a suspected "equipment failure."

    It happened on Lincoln Street. The Braintree mayor said one worker was in the tank and another was on top of the tank as a spotter. The spotter jumped into the tank to help rescue the victim.

    The victim's family has identified him as David Scott.

    Officials at the scene say their technical rescue turned into a recovery operation. Thursday night, crews were still draining the water tower to locate the body.

    The rescued worker is currently recovering in a hospital for hypothermia.

    The recovery effort for the deceased worker has been slowed by frigid weather, according to Braintree Fire. 

    Crews from Canton and Franklin responded to the scene for mutual aid.

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