Worker Rescued After Falling Down Manhole in Dacula

3:35 PM, Jan 27, 2011   |    comments
Rescue crews work to remove a worker who fell down a manhole in Dacula Thursday morning.
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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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