Worker rescued from manhole at Great Lakes Water Authority building

- Rescue efforts have been completed at a Great Lakes Water Authority building on Detroit's east side after a worker fell in a hole. 

Authorities from the Detroit Fire Department were called to the building just after 10 a.m. Monday after a worker fell in a hole inside the building. 

We're told three employees were doing work in the hole when one fell approximately 30-40 feet onto a different level. The two employees were able to exit but the third worker had leg injuries and needed to be rescued. 

The 62-year-old worker is in stable condition at the hospital right now. 

SkyFOX was over the rescue scene earlier. You can see footage from the rescue here.

Authorities from GLWA have released this statement: 

"On the morning of Monday, October 22, 2018, a GLWA team member fell approximately 40 feet while performing maintenance work at the Authority’s Blue Hill Pump Station, near Mack and Cadieux. The Detroit Fire Department was able to secure his rescue. The GLWA team member is conscious and responsive, and on his way to receive medical attention. We will provide further updates as they become available."


An earlier version of this story identified the building as a Detroit Water and Sewerage station. 

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