HazMat team rescues worker overcome by fumes in Iowa plant

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SAYLOR TOWNSHIP, Iowa (AP) — A hazardous materials team has rescued a worker who was overcome by fumes Wednesday inside a suburban Des Moines food packaging manufacturing plant.

Television station KCCI reports that the incident occurred just after 8 a.m. at Amcor in Saylor Township.

That’s when Polk County first responders were sent to the plant and found the 40-year-old man unconscious in a pit.

Authorities say the man was pulled from the pit and given medical aid and was breathing.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office shut down a section of Aurora Avenue near the plant as emergency workers sought to determine what the fumes were and where they were coming from.

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