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Emergency crews rescue injured worker from 40-foot hole in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Fire and ambulance crews pulled an injured worker from a 40-foot hole at a construction site here Friday.

The injured man was removed from the narrow hole and put on stretcher around 12:40 p.m.

A paramedic and firefighter descended into the hole to help the worker with ICS Construction, according Grand Forks Fire Battalion Chief Rick Aamot. The company is working on a new municipal water lift station about two blocks east of the Alerus Center.

A crane at the scene was used to pull the injured worker from the hole. Aamot said it is not clear how far the worker fell or what his injuries are.

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