Richmond sanitation worker dies after falling into a wastewater tank

RICHMOND, Ind. -- A sanitation worker for the City of Richmond died on Wednesday after falling into a wastewater tank.  

According to the city of Richmond, Danny Caldwell was performing regular maintenance on a wastewater clarifier tank when personnel lost contact with him. 

Emergency personnel found Caldwell submerged in the tank and first responders recovered his body late Wednesday evening. 

Caldwell's cause and manner of death remain under investigation. 

"This is a difficult and sad day for Danny's family, friends and co-workers," said Richmond Mayor Dave Snow. "Danny was a hard worker and a friend to many. On behalf of the City of Richmond, I would like to offer the deepest of condolences to Danny's wife, Anita, and his family. He will be missed."

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