Man in hospital after fall at Chattanooga TVA building

The TVA power headquarters and office complex in downtown Chattanooga, center, is surrounded by, clockwise from top left, the Chattanooga Convention Center, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library, Warehouse Row, and the Chattanoogan in this aerial photo taken February 19, 2007.
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Chattanooga Fire Department personnel responding to a call just before noon today found a Tennessee Valley Authority contract worker who had fallen 20 feet into a concrete trench on the 12th Street side of the TVA Building downtown, a news release states.

Rescuers entered the trench and lifted the man out with ropes in an operation that took an estimated 20-30 minutes, according to the fire department news release.

The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to Erlanger hospital for treatment.

Update on Sept. 22: The victim has died.