CHAPEL HILL – A worker fell while doing construction on W. Rosemary St. Wednesday afternoon and then was safely rescued by the Chapel Hill Fire Department.

The worker fell 10 feet from a concrete pillar onto the top floor of the Shortbread Lofts construction site. The Chapel Hill Fire Rescue, Chapel Hill Police Department, and Orange County EMS responded to the call, which came in just after 3:30 p.m.

The rescue effort took about 35 minutes as the worker was lowered using the CHFD’s Tower 73 Aerial apparatus. Parts of Rosemary St. were closed during that time.

The worker was transported to UNC Hospitals; authorities haven’t release his name or condition at this time.