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Iowa man dies in manure tanker


November 19, 2013
By Spencer Daily Reporter

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November 19, 2013, Rembrandt, IA – Attempts to rescue a man trapped in a manure spreader tank were unsuccessful after the 36-year-old died from fumes in the tank before rescuers could free him.

Police responded to a call reporting that a man had fallen into a tank and passed out due to the fumes. Deputies arriving on the scene found the man had climbed into a 7,300-gallon holding tank on a manure spreader. The machine had apparently clogged up and malfunctioned, and he had tried to clear it. READ MORE