A construction worker was injured in a roughly 40-foot fall at an excavation site in Little Italy Monday.

Rescue crews sent to the construction site on State Street near West Elm Street around 9:40 a.m. placed the injured worker on a stretcher and were using a rope system to hoist him to safety, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Capt. Joseph Amador said.

The severity of the man’s injuries was not immediately known, but Amador said he would be taken to a hospital.

—City News Service