Victim named after propane tank death

Victim named after propane tank death

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Officials released the name of the man who died in an industrial accident in Thomas county on Thursday.

It happened just before noon at the AmeriGas facility on Commercial Drive near Thomasville.

Investigators said 54-year-old Michael Peterson was loading propane tanks onto a truck when they slipped and fell on him. He was killed instantly.

According to a report, Peterson was from Coffee County.

Crews estimated that the tanks weighed more than 1,000 pounds.

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