Georgia Worker Rescued From Manhole

Man was climbing an access ladder when he fell.

 

 
 
 

MICHAEL KING, 11Alive | | Thursday, January 27, 2011


DACULA, GA -- Firefighters rescued a worker who fell down a manhole at a retention pond late Thursday morning.

According to Gwinnett Fire Captain Tommy Rutledge, the worker, a supervisor with an excavating and grading company, was climbing down an access ladder on a 15-to-20 foot tall tower above the pond when he fell.

Rescue crews were able to get to him through a 48-inch pipe that leads to the the tower and the pond.

The man was working at the site with a crew and was working to adjust piping.



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