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UPDATE 6:15 PM: Firefighters pulled the worker out of the trench at 6:10 p.m.
Crews, coworkers and bystanders cheered as he was pulled out and loaded on a stretcher into an ambulance.
No word on his condition.
About 30 firefighters from Irving and Coppell worked for three hours to bring the man out safely.
IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) – Irving and Coppell firefighters are working to pull a man from a 10 foot trench.
It’s happening at 2110 Ridgewood Street.
The worker in the trench is alert and talking according to the Irving Police Department.
Police say a company out of Rowlett called A&M Construction was doing work on a sewer line around 3:00 p.m. when the collapse happened.
For a time he was buried but other workers managed to dig him out to the waist. It’s unclear what injuries he has suffered from the fall.
The rescue took several hours as crews were focused on stabilizing the ground around him so there won’t be another collapse with the worker still inside the trench.
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