Fire Rescue Crews Save Man From 25-Foot Hole in at St. Pete Construction Site
A St. Petersburg Fire Rescue crew saved a man after he fell into a deep hole at a construction site Wednesday morning.
The 57-year-old man was working with a construction crew on top of a concrete lift station at 92nd Avenue N and 3rd Street. Authorities believe he may have backed into the 2-foot-by-2-foot opening before falling some 25 feet.
The accident occurred around 9:40 a.m. The man was trapped for around an hour.
Rescue officials used heavy equipment and a basket to retrieve the man. He suffered fractures to his arms and legs and was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.
Officials were very concerned about the possibility of rain since there was already sewer water in the hole, but fortunately that was not an issue.
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