Crews Rescue Worker Trapped Underground - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Crews Rescue Worker Trapped Underground

Officials Rescue Worker in Old City

Crews have rescued a worker who was trapped 18-feet underground in Old City Saturday afternoon. NBC10’s Randy Gyllenhaal has the details. (Published Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016)

Crews rescued a worker who was trapped while doing underground construction work in Old City Saturday.

Officials say an employee with City Plumbing was installing a new sewage line 18-feet underground on the 300 block of Market Street when his foot and leg were pinned by large rocks.

Rescue crews were called to the scene and officials briefly shut down a SEPTA line because underground vibrations were causing problems.

After about two hours, crews managed to remove the rocks and pull the worker to safety and he was taken to the hospital. Officials have not yet revealed the man's condition. A witness told NBC10 he was conscious and talking to firefighters during the rescue however.

 


 

  

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