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Two people were taken to hospitals with unspecified injuries Tuesday after they were rescued from a trench.

First responders were called to the 4700 block of Friars Road near the Midway District at 9:37 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. They found a 35-year-old construction worker 20 feet down in a trench.

After being removed from the trench, the man was taken to a nearby hospital. A second person who requested medical assistance was also transported for medical treatment.

The state Division of Occupational Safety and Health will investigate the incident, according to SDFR.

No further details were available.

— City News Service


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