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Sarasota Tuesday, May 22, 2018 1 year ago

Construction worker extracted from hole at U.S. 41 and 10th Street

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The man was being transported to the hospital after being stuck for almost an hour.
by: Cassidy Alexander Staff Writer

A 44-year-old construction worker was extricated from a six-foot deep hole near the intersection of U.S. 41 and 10th Street after about an hour, according to a tweet from Sarasota County Emergency Services.

Photo courtesy Sarasota County Emergency Services.

Sarasota Police Department and the Sarasota County Fire Department were both on scene. The call came in at 2:20 p.m., according to county spokeswoman Ashley Lusby, and at 3:15 the county tweeted that the man was out of the hole and being prepped for transport to a hospital. 

Lusby said she doesn’t know what the worker was doing to end up in the hole.

The intersection, as well as the one at U.S. 41 and 14th Street, is the site of ongoing roundabout construction.

According to a tweet from the Sarasota Police Department, traffic was flowing normally as of about 3:20 p.m. after it was rerouted around the site.

This is a developing story and will be updated with more information.

 

 

I’m Cassidy. I cover news in Sarasota County, Siesta Key and the schools, plus community events if they involve dogs. I’m a Florida native, and University of North Florida graduate with degrees in journalism and graphic design. Reach me at 941-366-3468 ext. 304.

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