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Oxnard firefighters rescued a construction worker who suffered a head injury while working in a 40-foot-deep pit, on the 5700 block of Perkins Road today at 1:20 pm, according to authorities.

The man was working in the pit of an industrial construction site when he fell about 8 feet from a ladder or scaffolding, said Chief of the Oxnard Fire Department.

The construction worker sustained a moderate head injury in the fall. Firefighters extricated the man at 1:50 pm and transported him to a local hospital for treatment, according to a spokeswoman for the Oxnard Fire Department.

The accident is still being investigated by officials, his current condition is unknown.

If you or a loved one have suffered a head injury, please see our section on Head & Brain Injury for more information.

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