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Man rescued from Gainesville biomass plant

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Updated: 5/08/2013 10:00 pm

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A worker was taken to the hospital after being rescued from a biomass plant after he had a medical condition.

Gainesville Fire Rescue was called about 10 a.m. Wednesday to the Gainesville Renewable Energy Center at 11201 N.W. U.S. Highway 441.

Plant workers had called to say a worker had a medical condition several hundred feet in the air. The Technical Rescue Team lowered the man by rope to a ladder truck and then to paramedics waiting on the ground.

The man was taken to Shands Hospital for evaluation.

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