Man rescued from 25-foot pit in Glen Head

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A man fell 25 feet down into a pit for a construction site at 162 Linden Lane in Glen Head. (Photo courtesy of Google Maps)

A man working on a site in Glen Head had to be rescued from a 25-foot pit on Monday, according to a statement from the Nassau County Police Department.

Detectives said that officers from the Old Brookville Police Department responded to an incident where a male worker, 67, fell approximately 25 feet into a large foundation pit at a construction site located at 162 Linden Lane about 11:15 a.m.

“[The department’s] Emergency Services Unit rescue team then performed the extrication by utilizing a mechanical hauling system with ropes and a stokes basket,” a statement from the department said.

Police say that the employee was placed in the basket and hauled up the 25 feet safely in stable condition, but added that he had suffered injuries to his head and body. He was transported by the Police Department’s aviation unit to a local hospital, where his condition remains stable.

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