Worker rescued after getting stuck in pipe at power plant in Gila Bend

GILA BEND, Ariz. - A worker who got stuck in a pipe at a power plant near Gila Bend Thursday has been rescued.

He was pulled from the pipe just before 12:30 p.m. and seen moving once out of it.

Rescue crews gave him a quick scrub down before taking him to a hospital. The pipe had leftover mineral oil inside, which fire officials said could have posed a threat.

The rescue took more than three hours, and rescuers brought in an interpreter to work with the man, who is from Japan.

His injuries were determined not to be life-threatening.

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