Man rescued from deep hole
October 31, 2008
A man in his mid-20s was rescued from a deep hole Thursday afternoon. He fell while working near Kimball Junction.
The man fell about 21 feet, said Josh Wall, a spokesman for the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
The man was working for American First Builders on Lupine Drive in Glenwild, Wall said, adding that the patient was flown to University of Utah Health Sciences Center. Wall said he doesn’t have an update on his condition.
"They were doing some excavating for sewer lines," Wall said Friday. "The hole was about 10 feet wide and 21 feet deep He was in the hole and had climbed up to the top of the hole and then fell back into the hole."
The man, who Wall did not identify, fell onto gravel and didn’t lose consciousness.
"He couldn’t stand or sit," Wall said. "He was talking with them as they brought him out, but they were treating him for a back injury."
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A ladder truck was used by Park City Fire District to perform the rescue.
"It took them a little while to get him out by the time they set up the equipment to lift him," Wall said.