Worker Overcome by Fumes in Iowa Plant Rescued

May 13, 2021

A hazardous materials team rescued a worker who was overcome by fumes on May 12 inside a suburban Des Moines, Iowa, food packaging manufacturing plant.

The incident occurred just after 8 a.m. at Amcor in Saylor Township, television station KCCI reported. That’s when Polk County first responders were sent to the plant and found the 40-year-old man unconscious in a pit.

The man was pulled from the pit and given medical aid and was breathing, officials said. 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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