A Cleveland city water vehicle fell into a giant sinkhole on East 127th Street between Locke Avenue and Cornado Avenue on Thursday afternoon.

Cleveland Water officials say they responded to the area because of a “possible 6-inch water main leak.”

There was only a small crack in the road with a small depression, when the investigator began his work.

When the investigator arrived, he exited his van and saw a leak, when the street started to collapse. He was the only one in the vehicle.

The investigator was not in the van when it fell into the sinkhole and is unharmed.

Apparently the worker was trying to reach inside of the van to retrieve work materials, when the van started to sink, Cleveland water spokesperson John Goersmeyer, tells WKYC’s Hilary Golston.

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