Jackson County Police continue to investigate the death of a man who collapsed on Saturday while working for a contractor inside an empty storage tank at Enterprise Products Partners LP.
Police say 43-year-old Daniel U. Sweatt of Henderson, Kentucky and several co-workers had been sweeping up dust and debris on a floating roof inside the tank at the business when he collapsed.
His fellow workers with Summit Environmental Services of Evansville told police that Sweatt had been sweeping and sat down for a moment to rest. He then got up and began sweeping again and collapsed.
He was treated at the scene for a medical condition before he passed away and was taken to Schneck Medical Center. An autopsy was performed Monday and those results are pending.
The business is located at 10197 E. County Road 1000 North and provides energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, crude oil and refined products, and petrochemicals.