UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (CBSDC) — A construction worker needed to be rescued from a well after he slipped and injured his back Friday afternoon.
Prince George’s County fire and rescue personnel responded just after 2:30 p.m. Friday to the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Treatment Plant at 6600 Crain Highway in Upper Marlboro for a report of a worker who was trapped in a 70-foot deep well.
The 19-year-old contract worker was working about 30 feet down the well when he slipped and injured his back, reports WNEW’s Cameron Thompson. Two paramedics were sent down the well to assist the worker while a tripod supporting a rope and pulley system was set up on the surface., according to county fire spokesman Mark Brady.
The rescue team then sent a basket down the 4-foot-wide well to retrieve the worker at about 4 pm.
The worker was treated on the scene for a non-life-threatening back injury. He was later transported to the hospital for further evaluation.