SAN RAMON (CBS SF) — An injured worker was rescued after falling into an eight-foot trench at a job site in San Ramon Wednesday morning, according to police.
Police said the intersection of Omega and Purdue roads were closed at 11:10 a.m. while firefighters rescued the injured worker, who was awake but experiencing back pain.
Firefighters had to stabilize the sides of the trench – which was approximately eight feet deep by 50 feet long — to extract the man, according to police. He was successfully removed and taken to the hospital in an ambulance just before noon.
Personnel from the Contra Costa Fire and the Moraga-Orinda Fire Department also assisted in the rescue, police said.
Further details about the victim’s condition were not immediately available.
Cal/OSHA is investigating the incident.
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