Rescue crews on the scene tell us the victim, who appears to be a man in his forties, was working with an electric drill in a 13-foot deep manhole, when the drill somehow bounced back and hit him in the hip and upper thigh area, likely breaking his femur or hip.
Given the restricted space in the manhole, crews from the Nampa Fire department were called in to help. They lowered a basket into the manhole, so that crews could position the victim into the basket and lift him out without causing further injury.
The man was then flown by air ambulance to a local hospital.
Officials say the man’s wounds are not life-threatening and that he’s likely to recover.
Caldwell Fire Department crews are on the scene of a construction accident near the intersection of Chinden Blvd. and Middleton Roads in Canyon County. It happened about 1:30 p.m.
Few details are available right now -– but Canyon County spokesman Joe Decker says he was told by dispatchers that a piece of construction equipment has fallen on an individual in a manhole.
An air ambulance been dispatched.
We have a crew on the scene and will bring you more information as it becomes available.