LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– A construction worker fell about 40 feet into an elevator shaft at a work site in Lakewood on Thursday. West Metro Fire Rescue crews rushed to help the worker.

(credit: West Metro Fire Rescue)

It happened at the construction site near Quincy and Pierce on Thursday afternoon. A total of 18 firefighters, including members of the technical rescue team, responded to the site about noon.

(credit: West Metro Fire Rescue)

The rescue took about an hour.

The worker was rescued after firefighters stabilized him and lifted him up and out of the shaft with a rope system.

(credit: West Metro Fire Rescue)

The worker was rushed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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