Friday, March 23, 2018

Not being careful at a worksite involving a sinkhole can get you killed, falling approximately 125 feet, was nearly enough to kill a guy today who landed way down deep in the hole

On Wednesday, 24-year-old Jonathan Wynn was working at the site for a third-party contractor when the accident occurred.

Wynn was backing up the 2008 Ford F-250 on a temporary construction path near the sinkhole, and he somehow slipped off the path and plummeted around 150 feet into the sinkhole. Pictures show the smashed pickup came to rest on a steep slope deep underground, with even further to fall had it not dug in on a pile of rocks and loose dirt.

Somehow, Wynn managed to survive the fall with serious injuries despite not wearing a seatbelt and being ejected from the cab on impact. Rescuers used another construction road to approach the truck's resting place and transported him to the surface on a Kubota UTV outfitted as a miniature, all-terrain ambulance.

looking up from partway down the trail into it

looking down from partway down the trail

and here you can see it's a long steep way down

The massive sinkhole opened up at the golf course in May 2015, and crews have been working at the site for the last three years.

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