PHOENIX (3TV/CBS5) -- Phoenix firefighters were able to rescue a man who fell head-first into a trench near Sky Harbor Airport.

The construction worker, believed to be in his 40s, toppled into the open trench at a construction site on Friday afternoon.

Phoenix fire spokesman Capt. Danny Giles said the accident happened at the site near Sky Harbor Boulevard at around 2:15 p.m.

Giles said the man somehow fell head-first into the 20-foot-deep trench. 

During the rescue, fire officials say the man was alert and talking throughout the ordeal.

Technical rescue crews used an aerial ladder and a "bauman bag" (similar to a bad that would be used in a helicopter rescue) to haul the man to safety.

The man suffered a possible injured wrist and was taken to the hospital to be checked out. He was said to be in stable condition.

No firefighters were hurt.


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