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Worker Falls At Site Where Border Wall Prototypes Are Under Construction

U.S. Customs and Border Protection prepares a construction site to build prot...


Above: U.S. Customs and Border Protection prepares a construction site to build prototype samples of the proposed wall along the border between the United States and Mexico in San Diego, Sept. 26, 2017.

Construction On Border Wall Prototypes Continues


Greg Moran, reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune


A construction worker fell into a 40-foot-deep hole but emerged unharmed Wednesday at the newly activated Otay Mesa construction site where prototypes for a new border wall are being built.

RELATED: Construction Of Border Wall Prototypes Begins In San Diego

The accident at the fenced-off federal work zone just north of the U.S.- Mexico line occurred about 9:45 a.m., said Carlos Diaz, southwest branch chief for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

After being hoisted out of a shaft for a concrete footing by fellow crew members, the construction worker was able to return to his duties immediately, Diaz said.

RELATED: Trump’s Border Wall Could Be Built By San Diego Companies

Construction at the work site began Tuesday morning. Eight demo versions of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall along the southern U.S. border are slated to be erected there over the next 30 days or so, according to federal officials.

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