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Update: Worker trapped waist-deep in Queens construction trench taken to Jamaica Hospital

Posted at 5:57 PM, Jun 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-18 19:37:31-04
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A close-up of FDNY members working to rescue worker in trench at 83rd Avenue in Queens. (FDNY photo)

UPDATE 7:18 PM:

The construction worker has been lifted out of the mud and the FDNY  has removed him from the trench.

The worker is currently being taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where he will be examined.

UPDATE 5:33 PM:

A construction worker is buried waist deep in mud, 15 feet down a trench at a work site in Queens.

The man, who is trapped at 83rd Avenue in Kew Gardens,  is in stable condition.

The FDNY is on the scene awaiting rescue medics. The specially trained medics will go down into the hole to help the worker.

The FDNY Collapse Unit is working to shore up the trench with wood, and a “vacuum truck” is sucking mud from the hole.

Check back for updates.

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Firefighters work on rescuing man trapped in the Kew Gardens trench collapse. (FDNY photo)

UPDATE 7:18 PM:

The construction worker has been lifted out of the mud and the FDNY  has removed him from the trench.

The worker is currently being taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where he will be examined.