A construction worker was hospitalized Thursday evening after he fell nearly 20 feet at a work site at San Antonio College.

Police and paramedics responded to the accident around 10:30 p.m. Police say the construction worker was on a lift on the side of a library building when his foot got caught on a cable and he fell.

Police said he landed on an awning below and it took emergency personnel about 30 minutes to rescue him.

The worker was moving and alert, police said. He was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center for treatment.