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Woman hospitalized after falling into Bonneville County garbage pit


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IDAHO FALLS – A woman was hospitalized in critical condition after falling into a garbage pit over the weekend.

The accident occurred Saturday around 2 p.m., according to Idaho Falls Fire Department spokeswoman Kerry Hammon.

The woman, whose name has not been released, was reportedly standing near a pit at the Bonneville County Transfer Station at 2455 Hemmert Avenue. She was helping someone who was backing up their pickup when she tripped and fell about 8 feet into the pit.

“Using a ladder, IFFD personnel climbed down into the pit, provided immediate medical care, and then lifted the female out of the pit with extrication equipment,” Hammon writes in a news release.

She was taken by ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. has not been notified of her current condition.

We’ll provide updates if we get any new information.