San Diego Worker Trapped in Trench Rescued

SAN DIEGO --

Crews Monday afternoon rescued a construction worker who became trapped in a trench in the Paradise Hills area.

The incident was reported shortly after 3 p.m., according to dispatchers.

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department responded to a report that indicated a 50-year-old man was trapped 8 feet down a trench at Chadwick Avenue and Manos Drive.

According to authorities, the worker was installing a sewer main when he became trapped in the trench after a large amount of dirt fell on his legs.

Authorities said the man was conscious and crews were able to extract him from the trench shortly before 4 p.m.

He was airlifted by Mercy Air to Sharp Memorial Hospital.

His condition was unknown as of 4:20 p.m.

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