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Jacksonville Man Stuck In Tar Tank

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First Coast News reports: 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department on Friday afternoon was trying to rescue a man stuck up to his knees in a tar tank.

The man, who is in his mid-40s, was working in the tank at Atlantic Coast Asphalt, 5970 Soutel Drive, according to JFRD spokesperson Tom Francis.

He was in the tank to cut a steel pipe with pipe cutters. Francis said a person can work in a tar tank, as long as they keep moving.

The man forgot to move around for a while and the tar hardened, so he became stuck up to his knees.

Francis said the man is not in danger or in distress, but was given oxygen by JFRD since the fumes are strong.

Two firefighters are using peanut oil to try to slide the man out of the tank. As of 9 p.m. Friday, the man was still stuck in the tar. Click here for the FCN Story

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