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Builder rescued at home of Falcons' Julio Jones

May 22, 2013 at 3:44 PM   |   Comments

BUFORD, Ga., May 22 (UPI) -- A worker building the new home of the Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones in Buford, Ga., was trapped by a collapsed wall, fire department officials said.

The unidentified man was working in a ditch Tuesday when the wall collapsed, pinning him face down against a concrete wall, Capt. Tommy Rutledge of the Gwinnett County fire department, said.

During the hour-long rescue, the man was able to talk to fire department personnel through a two-foot hole while up to his waist in dirt and concrete, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Firefighters were concerned about internal injuries to the victim, due to the weight of the concrete, Rutledge said.

He was transported to a hospital after he was freed, the newspaper said.

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