Worker Stuck in Mud After 25-Foot Deep Trench Collapses in Queens

By Ben Fractenberg on June 18, 2013 6:53pm | Updated on June 18, 2013 7:39pm

 Firefighters work to rescue a worker who got stuck in the mud after a 25-foot deep trench collapse at 119-02 83rd Avenue in Kew Gardens, Queens, Tuesday afternoon, June 18, 2013.
Firefighters work to rescue a worker who got stuck in the mud after a 25-foot deep trench collapse at 119-02 83rd Avenue in Kew Gardens, Queens, Tuesday afternoon, June 18, 2013.
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KEW GARDENS — Firefighters rescued a construction worker who got stuck in a 25-foot deep trench in Kew Gardens after its walls collapsed Tuesday afternoon.

The worker got trapped in mud at the construction site at 119-02 83rd Avenue about 4:49 p.m., the fire department said.

First responders were not able to get him out until after 7 p.m., and he was taken to Jamaica Hospital in stable condition, the FDNY added.

It was not immediately clear what caused the collapse.

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