UPDATE: Worker rescued after fall on ship at Dogpatch dry dock

A worker who fell into a confined space on a U.S. naval ship in dry dock in the Dogpatch neighborhood Thursday afternoon has been rescued and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to a San Francisco Fire Department spokesman.

The adult male victim, who is not a naval employee, was working on the U.S. Naval Ship Guadalupe at a private dry dock facility at 20th and Third streets when he lost his footing shortly before 3:30 p.m. and fell 10 to 15 feet, according to Lt. Jonathan Baxter.

The man suffered moderate injuries in the fall but was reported to be conscious and breathing, Baxter said.

Firefighters conducted a confined space rescue, in which personnel were lowered by rope to the victim and then the victim was hoisted back out.

Baxter said the narrow space had no windows or ventilation and required monitoring to make sure it has sufficient air for both the victim and rescuers.

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