Worker Slips, Falls Into Manhole

By Dan Stamm
|  Monday, May 12, 2014  |  Updated 1:44 PM EDT
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Worker Slips, Falls Into Manhole

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Crews worked quickly this morning to free a worker who slipped and fell into a manhole in Delaware County, Pa.

The dramatic rescue played out along the 1100 block of Mason Avenue in Upper Darby around 10:45 a.m.

Police said that a man working on an underground sewer line for Upper Darby Township slipped and fell into the 14-foot hole.

The worker hurt his foot in the fall and was treated for minor injuries.

A large rescue response could be seen in the moments following the entrapment.

Fire rescue pulled the man out of the hole around 11 a.m., according to county dispatchers.

It's unclear why the man didn't have a rope attached to him at the time of the fall.

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