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.