Houston Mulch Tank Rescue

Hazmat team rescues worker from inside truck tank.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

HOUSTON (The 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.

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