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Utility Line Worker Knocked Unconscious in Fall

A communications contractor was transported to the hospital Saturday after being knocked unconscious when he fell 30 feet from a ladder in Lemon Grove. 

The man, who is a contractor for Cox Communications, was working on lines near the intersection of Pacific and Buena Vista avenues when a bolt snapped and released cables, taking him and his ladder with him, according to San Diego Sheriff's Department (SDSO).

When firefighters arrived shortly after 3:30 p.m., the man was not conscious, Heartland Fire spokesperson Scott Cullen said.

Responsders performed CPR and the man awoke.

He was still conscious while being tranported to UC San Diego Medical Center's trauma unit, SDSO said. He is expected to be okay.

Cox Communications told NBC 7 the man works for Nth Communications, who is contracted by the company.

No other information was available.

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