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Houston Firefighters Rescue Man Overcome Inside Mulch Truck

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HOUSTON (Houston Chronicle) - Firefighters rescued a man who was overcome by toxic fumes inside of a fertilizer truck, HFD spokeswoman Alicia Whitehead said.

Investigators said the man and a co-worker were inside a tank on the mulch truck when they became overwhelmed by toxic fumes from fertilizer. One man was able to climb out of the tank, but the other man had to be rescued by firefighters, Deputy Chief John Douglas said.

Neither man appeared to be wearing protective gear, officials said.

The men, who have not been identified, were given oxygen and transported by ambulance to a local hospital. They did not appear to have serious injuries.

Officials said the men were working inside the fertilizer truck this morning at a warehouse facility near Lawrence and West 22nd Street. Firefighters arrived at the scene about 10:55 a.m. to a warehouse facility near Lawrence and West 22nd Street, she said.

Seventeen units responded, including the department’s Haz Mat team and the rescue team with special equipment, Whitehead said.



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