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.