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Columbia firefighters rescue construction worker in downtown Columbia

Officials say the construction worker fell as he was climbing down a ladder into a cement support structure used for underground cables.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Columbia firefighters rescued a construction worker in downtown Columbia Thursday afternoon.

Officials with the Columbia Fire Department say crews responded to a construction site near Hampton and Park Streets sometime after 2 p.m. Thursday. 

Firefighters found a construction worker who had fallen as he was climbing down a ladder into a cement support structure used for underground cables.

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The fall caused the construction worker to suffer multiple injuries and he was unable to climb back up. 

Officials with the Columbia Fire Department credit the successful rescue to all the training their firefighters do in confined space rescue.

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Credit: Columbia Fire Department

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