CDOT employee falls while making repairs to Randolph Street Bridge

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A Chicago Department of Transportation employee fell while making repairs to the Randolph Street Bridge.

It happened just before noon in the Loop.

CDOT sent a crew out to do routine maintenance work on the bridge, high above the chicago river.

Somehow the repairman lost his footing and fell 15 feet.

He landed down in a hole right by the barings that lower and raise the bridge.

A rescue team rushed to the scene and worked frantically to pull the worker to safety.

The 59-year-old repairman was rushed to Northwestern Hospital with multiple injuries. None of those injuries, however, are life-threatening.

Doctors say he’s expected to make a full recovery.

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