CLEARWATER, Fla. — A man is OK after he became stuck inside a fiberglass tank atop his pest control truck.
- Incident happened Thursday morning on Capri Drive
- Fire crews had to cut apart fiberglass tank to free man
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The incident happened at about 10 a.m. Thursday on Capri Drive.
Clearwater Fire and Rescue Department crews responded and had to cut apart the fiberglass tank to free him.
Authorities said the man, whose name hasn't been released, was leaning into the tank to clean it when he became stuck and couldn't get out.
"He was into the tank at least up to the waist. But his feet were hanging over the side so he had no support," said Fire Lt. Bob Keane.
Firefighters first tried to pull the man out of the tank but he was in too much pain.
"We had some protective panels to put around him in the event that the saw blade kicked, that he wasn't going to get injured more than he already was," Keane said.
The man was taken to a local hospital to be evaluated.
He spoke off camera to Spectrum Bay News 9 and said he is OK.
It was a relief for firefighters after the unique call.
"Any class you take in any type of rescue, they will always tell you there are no two that are the same," Keane said.