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Middletown worker dies after being trapped in silo

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio cement plant worker has died after becoming trapped in a silo full of fly ash.

Authorities said 42-year-old Tim Taylor died Tuesday night from asphyxiation, about four hours after he was overwhelmed by some 8,000 pounds of fly ash — a substance used to make cement.

It happened at Central Ready Mix in Middletown, between Dayton and Cincinnati.

It's not clear how he became trapped. Taylor was doing some work in the container, which is about 80 feet tall and was nearly full.

Taylor was the second man this week to die after becoming trapped in a silo in Butler County. A man died Monday after becoming trapped in a farm silo.

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