Worker rescued after falling down hill near Arlington Avenue

Worker rescued after falling down hill near Arlington Avenue
A man was rescued after falling 150 feet down a hillside along Arlington Avenue in Pittsburgh. (Pittsburgh Bureau of Police)

PITTSBURGH — A City of Pittsburgh construction manager working on a landslide project on Arlington Avenue and William Street had to be rescued Friday morning.

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Police said rescue crews were called out around 9:30 a.m. and when medics arrived, they found the man had tumbled about 150 feet down the hill.

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Rescuers used a rope belay system and the man was strapped to a basket to move him down the 65% grade. Officials said the rescue took about an hour and the man was taken to the hospital in serious condition with injuries.

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