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Man taken to hospital after falling in pit

By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published February 4, 2003

INVERNESS -- A man who fell into a pit used as a work space by mechanics to perform oil changes on vehicles was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital on Monday afternoon.

The man fell into one of the service pits at the Pennzoil 10-Minute Oil Change Center, 449 S Croft Road, Inverness.

After falling, he was carried up a small staircase to the ground floor, where he was loaded into an ambulance and then taken aboard a medical evacuation helicopter, which landed across the road in the Wal-Mart parking lot. The incident occurred at 5:15 p.m.

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