- Associated Press - Thursday, February 12, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a 28-year-old man who fell into a large tank filled with chemical cleaning solution has been rescued.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded Thursday to a call that an employee had fallen into a vat of chemical cleaner at Chemorse, Ltd. in Des Moines.

Officials say other employees were able to help the man out of the tank using a safety rope before rescue crews arrived at the scene. They say the man was rinsed off before being transported to a local hospital.

The man’s name and condition have not been released. Authorities say they’re unsure how the man ended up in the cleaning solution.

Chemorse, Ltd. is a producer of pesticide enhancers and a distributor of industrial chemicals.

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