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      WG&L employee sent to Phoebe after falling into hole

      Battalion Chief Keith Ambrose with the Albany Fire Department says the man fell about six to eight feet, which resulted to them having to use a skid and backboard along with ropes to get him out of the hole. / Franklin White

      Around 10:30 Thursday morning, the Albany Fire Department, the Albany Police Department, and the Dougherty County EMS responded to the 400 block of South Slappey Blvd after a Water, Gas & Light employee fell into a trench.

      Battalion Chief Keith Ambrose with the Albany Fire Department says the man fell about six to eight feet, which resulted to them having to use a skid and backboard along with ropes to get him out of the hole.

      The worker has been identified as Corey Hunter, and he was alert and talking.

      Battalion Chief Ambrose says it took the fire department about 15 minutes to rescue the worker.

      Hunter was sent to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital with a possible broken leg.

      At this the area of construction has been shut down until further notice as Water Gas & Light investigates.
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