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Man rescued from cement pit after being stuck there overnight

A 59-year-old man was taken to the Lubbock burn unit after being rescued from a cement pit Monday afternoon. (Photos: Amarillo Fire Department)

A 59-year-old man was taken to the Lubbock burn unit after being rescued from a cement pit Monday afternoon.

The Amarillo Fire Department said a worker at Golden Spread Redi-Mix Inc. was cleaning out his truck when he noticed something moving in the cement pit. When workers looked closer, they discovered it was a person. Crews with AFD arrived on the scene, which was an area north of S.E. 1st Ave. and west of Tyler Street, at 1:25 p.m.

Authorities said the 59-year-old man, who was not a worker at the plant, had been stuck on his back in the "wash-out pit," which is a mix of mud and cement that is washed out of the trucks, since Sunday night. Crews took less than 10 minutes to get the man out.

Although he was dehydrated and incoherent, he was in stable condition.

According to officials, the man suffered chemical burns from the cement and was taken to the burn unit in Lubbock.

According to their webpage, Golden Spread Redi-Mix has plants in Amarillo, Pampa, Borger, Dalhart, Hereford and Dumas.



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