Update: Hole that worker fell into at Minneapolis business normally covered



The Minneapolis Fire Department rescued a person who fell into a manhole Monday morning. The incident happened on 2nd Street North, near the popular Spoon and Stable restaurant, according to the fire department.

The victim was an adult male who worked in the building, Assistant Chief of Administration Bryan Tyner with the fire department told BringMeTheNews Monday afternoon.

He said the manhole isn't one that's typically found on a street – but rather one that was "covering a pit in a storage of a downtown business." The pit was normally covered, but the cover had been removed "for unknown reasons," Tyner said.

The person fell about 15 feet into the hole, WCCO says.


Officials say the victim only suffered minor injuries. No firefighters were injured during the technical rescue.

Crews had cleared the scene before 9 a.m., according to a person at the scene.

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