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TVA contractor rescued after falling 20 feet

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

Chattanooga Fire Department responded to call for a person that had fallen 20 feet down into a trench Monday.

The fall occurred around noon on the 12th Street side of the TVA Building according to CFD. 

When arriving on the scene firefighters located a TVA contract worker that fallen into a concrete trench beside the building. 

Fire Department personnel entered the trench to administer patient care and prepare the victim for extrication. 

Chattanooga Fire Departments Urban Search and Rescue Team prepared a technical rope rescue to lift the man out of the trench. 

The rescue took about 25 to 30 minutes the man was transported to Erlanger Hospital.   

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