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Worker rescued from sewer manhole in Fayetteville

Posted July 29, 2013

— Firefighters in Fayetteville rescued a man Monday morning after he fell 8 to 10 feet down a manhole.

The Fayetteville Fire Department said crews were working on a water and sewer project in the Arran Lakes West subdivision when one of the workers lost his footing while climbing from a manhole off Rivergate Road at Lake Haven Drive.

The unidentified man was extricated in about 20 minutes and taken to Cape Fear Valley Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, according to the fire chief.


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  • Obamacare rules Jul 29, 2013

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  • chrisnrali Jul 29, 2013

    And we think we have bad days?