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Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 09/28/2010

Charles Co. worker trapped in well

By Washington Post editors

This post has been updated.

12:15 p.m.
A Charles County government spokeswoman says a county worker trapped in a well at a sewage pumping station on St. Charles Parkway is alert and talking to hazardous materials workers and rescue personnel at the scene.

Sheriff’s department spokeswoman Diane Richardson says the well is roughly 30 feet deep and fire department workers were attempting to rescue the man Tuesday morning.
According to Richardson, the call for help came in around 10:40 a.m.

Charles County government spokeswoman Crystal Hunt says the trapped man fell into the well while performing his job duties and he is conscious, alert, breathing and talking.

-- Associated Press


11:38 a.m.
A Charles County sheriff’s department official says a county worker has fallen into a well at a pump station on St. Charles Parkway.

Sheriff’s department spokeswoman Diane Richardson says the well is roughly 30 feet deep and fire department workers were attempting to rescue the person Tuesday morning.

According to Richardson, the call for help came in around 10:40 a.m. She could not immediately comment about the trapped worker’s gender, age or occupation or the contents of the well.

A county government spokeswoman was also unable to immediately comment about the situation.

--Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | September 28, 2010; 11:38 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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