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June 13, 2014

Video: Responders free construction worker buried in trench

The worker, who was conscious when he was pulled from the ditch, was taken to the hospital in serious condition

NBC Washington

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Dozens of crews helped rescue a construction worker trapped inside a trench in Northern Virginia, in a dramatic operation that took eight hours to complete. 

Witnesses in the area of Lexington and Venice streets in Falls Church said the worker was 15 feet inside a trench at the time when it collapsed on top of him, trapping him up to the waist. The rescue began around 4 p.m. Thursday and concluded just after midnight. 

The attempted tactical rescue was made even more complicated by several days worth of rain saturating the ground. Rescuers placed tubing around the worker to alleviate pressure and provide warmth during attempted rescues.

Full story: Construction Worker Freed From Trench After 8 Hours

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