A contractor hired to clean a large chemical storage tank at the Sunnyside Corporation, 225 Carpenter Avenue in Wheeling was overcome by fumes while inspecting the tank. Wheeling firefighters responded and determined that the worker was beyond the point of a rescue and initiated a recovery by the technical rescue team. A Box Alarm was requested bringing roughly 20 techs from area departments to the scene.

The body of the worker was removed from the tank roughly three hours after the initial alarm was requested.

Tim Olk and Larry Shapiro were at the scene and will have images plus a video.

In the meantime, media articles can be found HERE, HERE, and HERE.

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