Authorities say three workers were hospitalized after falling into a grease trap at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
Austin-Travis County EMS spokesman Mike Benavides says medics responded early Wednesday to a call about someone who had fallen into a manhole-sized hole or pipe at the airport.
Benavides says two workers pulled themselves out of the grease trap, but a third man was found unconscious about 8 to 10 feet down the trap.
First responders pulled the man out of the trap, but Benavides says the man had suffered cardiac arrest. The man was taken to a hospital in critical condition. The other two workers have been released from the hospital.
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Airport officials say the incident involved two contractors and one airport employee who routinely clean grease traps at the airport.