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Worker Rescued From Manhole In San Francisco SoMa

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Fire crews rescued an electrical worker who fell from a ladder and became trapped in a manhole in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood Sunday night, a San Francisco Fire Department dispatcher said.

The fire department received a call around 9:20 p.m. Sunday of a person stuck in a manhole near the intersection of Howard and Fremont streets.

It took fire crews about 30 minutes to extricate the man, whom a fire dispatcher believed to be a Pacific Gas and Electric worker working in an underground vault beneath the manhole when he became stuck.

However, a PG&E spokesman Sunday night said the incident did not involve one of the utility’s workers.

A PG&E spokesman was not immediately available for comment Monday morning. No injuries were reported in the incident.

 

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

 

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