Seattle Fire Trench Rescue

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Seattle Fire Department crews flooded North Seattle scene Thursday afternoon where a 28-year-old man fell into a 9-foot trench.

Crews were called at 3:57 p.m. to the 11600 block of Meridian Avenue North in the Haller Lake neighborhood – adjacent to Northwest Hospital – where the construction worker was trapped up to his waist in dirt near the front yard of a home.

The fire department’s Rescue Company 1 responded to the scene, where they found the man conscious and breathing, according to Seattle Fire reports.

The fire department announced at 5:17 p.m. successfully pulling the worker from the trench.

Seattle Public Utilities vehicles assisted with the rescue.

The Seattle Department of Transportation advises drivers to expect delays in the area due to the rescue response.

We will update this story as we learn more.

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