Chinese Construction Worker Fan Shengjia Rescued from Underwater Pipe after Three Days

By on Nov 21, 2010 in Current Events, World Comments
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Fan Shengjia, a Chinese construction worker,  was rescued in the afternoon of Sunday, November 21, 2010 at the Jiaxing, east China‘s Zhejiang Province after being trapped for 80 hours in an underwater pipe, according to international news. The rescue operations was broadcast live on Chinese State television.

Shengjia, a 43-year-old worker, got stuck at 9 a.m. Thursday, November 18, 2010 in a steel shaft that sank 18 meters under the surface of seawater. After the successful rescue operations, Fan was brought to the People’s Hospital in Pinghu City for further examination.

The upper part of the steel shaft was squeezed like a can to about 3 cm wide because of the sudden increase in hydraulic pressure from the flood tide. Luckily, Fan was able to avoid any injury while working at the bottom of the shaft.

Food and water was given to Fan through a pipe for three days.

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