Firefighters rescue Queens construction worker from 25-foot trench
Firefighters rescued a construction worker who was trapped at the bottom of a 25-foot trench for two hours in Queens on Tuesday night.
The worker became stuck at the site on 83rd Avenue in Kew Gardens at about 5 p.m. He was waist-deep in mud when help arrived, NBC News reported.
Officials said Marco Castellon was cold and experienced some leg pain while rescuers worked to pull him out.
A Con Edison vacuum was used to suck out dirt and a rope was placed around him to hold him up.
Castellon was pulled out at about 7 p.m. and taken to Jamaica Hospital where he was listed in stable condition.
Construction workers had been excavating the site for months despite a stop-work order from the Department of Buildings, according to NBC.