AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– A construction worker survived after falling eight stories from the Gaylord Hotel project near Denver International Airport.

Firefighters credit a port-a-potty for cushioning his fall. They say the plumber is lucky he fell onto the port-a-potty and not the ground.

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The man was rushed to the hospital.

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The company he works for says he’s due for a follow up surgery but is expected to make a full recovery.

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