Man Rescued After Falling In 14 Foot Deep Pit
(Walls, MS) A construction worker is recovering at The MED after falling fourteen feet into a construction site and having to be lifted out by a crane.
“He slipped and fell into the concrete surface below. He was obviously hurt,” said witness Steve Watson.
As soon as crews saw what happened, they called 911.
When paramedics got there, they put him in a basket and lifted him out with the crane.
He was taken to The MED by helicopter.
Watson says his employee was conscious throughout the rescue, and complaining about a hurt shoulder, “It’s pretty upsetting. Anytime someone gets hurt it’s bad. But it’s something that doesn’t happen often.”
The man was working on construction at the Johnson Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant in Walls.
Rescue crews say the man’s weight, at around 400 hundred pounds didn’t help.
“He was a real big boy so we had to be real careful about how we rigged and got him out,” said Mike Hancock with Desoto County Emergency Services.
The entire rescue took about half an hour and witnesses say his injuries do not appear life threatening.