Boston Firefighters Free Trapped Construction Worker

Concrete was being poured into when the sidewalls shifted, trapping the worker's legs.


Boston firefighters freed a worker trapped at a construction site Monday afternoon.

Technical rescue teams arrived at 1 Channel Center in South Boston around 2:30 p.m., according to the department's Twitter feed.

Workers were pouring the foundation for an 11-story building when the incident occurred.

Officials said the concrete was being poured into when the sidewalls shifted, trapping the worker's legs.

Dirt and poured concrete were slowly removed by hand by firefighters around the worker's legs.

Officials said the worker was talking with firefighters during rescue efforts.

The worker was freed around 3:30 p.m. and transported by ambulance to a local hospital.