Worker's death probed at Montgomery shopping mall
Montgomery, AL – - Shoppers turning up at Montgomery's
Eastdale Mall on Father's Day were turned away by police after a
refrigerant leak and the death of a worker were reported.
Officers had blocked off every entrance of the mall, while the
Montgomery Fire Department's HAZMAT team tried to find the source
of an R-22 refrigerant leak near the mall's ice skating rink.
Lt. Mark Drinkard, a spokesman for the Montgomery Police
Department, says the fire department received a call Sunday morning
about the leak, and police received a call reporting a man was
Drinkard says 22-year-old Nicholas Burdette of Millbrook
apparently was performing janitorial services when he died.
Drinkard says Burdette's cause of death won't not be known until
an autopsy is performed.