SALT LAKE CITY — A construction worker was temporarily knocked unconscious Friday and had to be rescued from a 10-foot hole filling with water.

About 10 a.m., a construction worker was digging in a 10-foot hole near 3900 West and 700 South, when he apparently hit and cracked a water main, said Salt Lake fire spokesman Jason Asay.

The force from the shooting water slammed the worker against the wall and knocked him out, he said. Co-workers were able to pull him out of the hole before fire crews arrived.

The man regained consciousness before paramedics arrived and declined to be transported to a hospital, Asay said.

It was unclear whether the water main break would temporarily affect the water supply in that area, he said.

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