Maryland Worker Falls into Coal Silo

October 19, 2009

Maryland fire officials say a worker who fell 75 to 100 feet in a coal storage silo was hospitalized.

It happened Friday about 6:15 p.m. at the Constellation Energy facility in Middle River. Numerous fire and EMS personnel and equipment responded, including hazmat crews, advanced tactical rescue crews and search and rescue units.

The man was rescued about 9:15 p.m. and was to be taken to Shock Trauma.

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