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Pharr – City of Pharr Fire Rescue professionals responded this morning to a call regarding a situation involving an employee of a contractor doing work on behalf of the City of Pharr.

The contract-employee entered a manhole located at the 600 block of East Military Highway without proper equipment and was overcome by fumes. He was discovered unconscious by co-workers; who called 911, prompting a response by Fire Rescue professionals who removed the victim from the manhole. First-aid was performed on the scene by Med-Care paramedics before transporting the unidentified individual to McAllen Medical Center where he is listed in serious condition.

The City of Pharr wishes for a speedy recovery.

Auth: City Manager’s Office

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