Con­struc­tion worker sur­vives be­ing buried alive

Lethbridge Herald - - HEADLINE NEWS -

A Florida con­struc­tion worker is re­cov­er­ing after be­ing buried alive.

An uniden­ti­fied con­struc­tion worker fell into a 30-foot (nine-me­tre) hole and was com­pletely cov­ered by dirt Thurs­day. Gainesville Fire Res­cuers used shov­els and hands to dig through the dirt un­til they found the worker’s head. Res­cuers said he was breath­ing but not con­scious.

He re­gained con­scious­ness as they un­cov­ered him and crews used a har­ness and ropes to lift him out. The Gainesville Sun reports the res­cue took about 20 min­utes.

No de­tails were given as to how the man fell into the hole.

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