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HONOLULU — A Honolulu city worker died Friday after being trapped in a tank at a sewage treatment plant, officials said.
Firefighters received a 911 call at 10 a.m. requesting “a confined space” rescue at the Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.
Because of federal rules, a hazardous materials unit was first deployed to check the air quality in the tank to determine whether it was safe for a rescue team to enter. Rescuers retrieved the worker once the hazmat unit deemed the area safe.
The worker was transferred to paramedics at 10:39 a.m. The city did not elaborate on the worker’s condition at the point of rescue, but confirmed that the worker died.
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