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Firefighters rescue CR construction worker

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- A construction worker is recovering after firefighters rescued him hime when he fell into a basement under construction on Monday.

Police say The man was part of a crew pouring cement for the basement walls when fell into the hole. Firefighters had to rig a makeshift pulley from a construction truck's boom to get him out. He was then secured to a stretcher.

The man appeared conscious when emergency crews removed him from the basement. He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police have not released the man's name.

Online Producer:  JJ Murray

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