Man trapped in Jenks lift pump station

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Updated: 10/31/2013 11:40 am Published: 10/31/2013 8:41 am

A 20 year-old Jenks City Employee is in the hospital after he fell about 10 feet while working at a lift station. The lift pump station was near 111th & Elm in Jenks.

City of Jenks Superintendent, Gary Head, said it happened during a routine check employees do at lift stations everyday. He said the employee lost his footing when he was about 20 feet down into the lift station and fell 10 feet. Tulsa firefighters believe he broke his left foot in the fall. 

Jenks Firefighters called on the Tulsa Fire Department's Rescue Task Force team to bring in larger equipment and cranes to get the man out. 

It took about an hour and  a half to get the man safely out of the lift station. The task force used a big crane to slowly lift him and then EMSA transported him to the hospital. 

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