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Man Rescued From Elevator Shaft

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) – Emergency responders rescued a man after he fell about 19 feet in a grain elevator at a local processing plant.

Spokane Valley Fire Department spokeswoman Julie Happy says the man was in the elevator at the Spokane Seed Company.

He was getting ready to offload a shipment when he slipped and fell into the shaft, injuring an arm and leg.

Firefighters worked for about 30 minutes to free the man.

They used a monitor to ensure the air quality was under control.

Crews strapped the man on a backboard before pulling him up onto a stretcher.

He was taken to an area hospital.


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