Firefighters rescue Queens construction worker from 25-foot trench

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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.


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