- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Fire officials say a worker at a western New York construction site was shocked while he was working in a manhole.

Rochester Battalion Chief Daniel Peer says crews were called to the manhole around 10 a.m. Wednesday and found O’Connell Electric workers performing CPR on the 28-year-old worker outside the manhole. He says the man was initially unresponsive but the workers were able to get him breathing again.

Authorities say the man was working on a manhole when a spotter noticed he was slumped over and immediately removed him from the manhole.

The man has been taken to Strong Memorial Hospital, where he was in critical, but stable condition.

The incident remains under investigation. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been notified



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