Worker taken to hospital after falling in hole on Shelbyville Rd.

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 10:26 AM

Updated Friday, Mar 28 at 12:36 PM

Person trapped in hole

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LOUISVILLE, Ky, (WHAS11) -- Emergency crews have rescued a construction worker who fell into a hole on Shelbyville Road, across the street from Oxmoor Center.

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Sky11 was over the scene and it appears to be some type of construction site. Doug Proffitt said the site is a former gas station and the hole resulted from crews removing underground gas tanks.

Video from Sky11 showed rescue workers in the hole with the victim while they lowered a stokes basket into the area to secure the man.

Shortly after 10:30 a.m., the man, who has yet to be identified, was removed from the hole in the basket and was taken to the hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening.

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