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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A local corporation worked with firefighters Friday to practice performing a rescue mission.

The corporation's emergency response team called for help around 10 a.m., after a worker, which was really a manikin, was impaled in the fabrication shop. The emergency response them then directed the firefighters to the accident site.

"We didn't want it to be just a simple walk in and walk out because that sort of defeats the purpose of an industrial drill with challenging circumstances," Greg with Genesys said.

Three rescue teams rushed to remove debris and get the manikin free.

Genesys teamed up with the fire department for this drill. Genesys is an industrial corporation that specializes in building conveyor lines for businesses such as Mercedes Benz and Fed-Ex.

The set-up was a surprise for firefighters. They didn't know what they were going to see when they walked in the door.