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Man succumbs to farm manure methane and drowns

June 11, 2018  by 10 KWTX

Cheyenne, WY – Authorities say a 52-year-old man has died after falling down a well shaft at a southeast Wyoming dairy farm where he succumbed to methane fumes from cow manure and drowned in a pool of water.

The Laramie County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Erasmo B. Gonzalez, who lived on the farm in the small community of Carpenter. Three others who tried to save Gonzalez Tuesday were treated for methane exposure. | READ MORE 

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