Man rescued from 15-foot hole 'alert and conscious'

Man rescued from 15-foot hole 'alert and conscious'

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A construction worker who fell 15 feet into a hole was alert and conscious when rescuers extracted him Thursday morning. 

Lubbock Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Steve Holland says the man reportedly slipped and landed on his back. The work site near Avenue P and Cesar Chavez Drive is part of a project by a private contractor to expand the city's stormwater drainage system. 

He was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. 

Story will be updated as more information becomes available. 

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