The Dallas Morning News

3 hospitaliz­ed after fall into airport grease trap

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AUSTIN — Authoritie­s say three workers were hospitaliz­ed after falling into a grease trap at the AustinBerg­strom Internatio­nal Airport.

Austintrav­is County EMS spokesman Mike Benavides says medics responded early Wednesday to a call about someone who had fallen into a manholesiz­ed hole or pipe at the airport.

Benavides says two workers pulled themselves out of the grease trap, but a third man was found unconsciou­s 8 to 10 feet down the trap.

First responders pulled the man out of the trap, but Benavides says the man had suffered cardiac arrest. The man was taken to a hospital in critical condition. The other two workers have been released from the hospital.

Airport officials say the incident involved two contractor­s and one airport employee who routinely clean grease traps at the airport.

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