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Worker pulled from 100-foot hole at Buckeye construction site reportedly dies

Apr 19, 2023, 12:36 PM | Updated: Apr 24, 2023, 7:54 am

PHOENIX – Technical rescue crews pulled a worker out of a 100-foot hole at a Buckeye construction site Wednesday, authorities said, but he reportedly did not survive.

The man was taken to a hospital after being extracted, the Buckeye Fire Department said on social media. ABC15 reported that the man, Anthony Martinez, later died.

Fire and police personnel responded to calls about a worker falling into a deep hole near Miller Road and Durango Street around 11:30 a.m.

News that the man was out of the hole came about three hours later.

The Arizona Fire and Medical Authority and the Buckeye, Phoenix, Avondale, Peoria and Goodyear fire departments contributed to the extraction effort.

Durango Street was closed west of Miller Road while the operation was ongoing.

No other details were made available.

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Worker pulled from 100-foot hole at Buckeye construction site reportedly dies