Worker injured in 20ft fall into ditch in Knightdale

KNIGHTDALE, NC (WNCN) – A worker was injured Tuesday when he fell into an open ditch at a construction site north of Knightdale, officials said.

Just before noon, the Knightdale Fire Department was called to the intersection of Haywood Glen Drive and Old Night Road in response to a ditch rescue, according to Chief Loren Cone of the Knightdale Fire Department.

Four firefighting units responded and located a worker who fell 20 feet into a ditch.

Officials said the worker was conscious when found but may be suffering from a broken leg.

Knightdale Fire enlisted the help of the Raleigh Fire Department’s Technical Rescue Team and performed “a basket-lift rescue using a turntable ladder.”

The worker was pulled from the trench within an hour and transferred to WakeMed, Cone said.

The rescued worker is said to be in stable condition.

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Dais Johnston

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