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Delicate 2-hour rescue saves worker buried in corn

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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - A worker has been saved from an Orangeburg County grain bin after a delicate two-hour rescue.

Chief Fire Operations Officer Teddy Wolfe told The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg ( ) that the worker fell Tuesday afternoon, and the lower half of his body was buried in corn.

Wolfe says emergency workers couldn't use anything that might create a spark and they had to use plywood to block the remaining corn from falling back in the hole as they dug the worker out.

Wolfe says it took 29 people to rescue the worker, who was conscious and alert the whole time. He was taken by a helicopter to the hospital.

The worker's name was not released.

Information from: The Times & Democrat,

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