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NYC subway construction worker rescued from 'muck'

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A worker, left wearing a black fire helmet, is rescued from an MTA subway construction project in New York early on March 20, after being trapped up to his chest in debris for several hours. Fire officials say he is awake and conscious and is being evaluated at a local hospital.

Craig Ruttle / AP

Officers from the New York City police Emergency Services Unit, covered in mud and dirt, walk to a waiting bus to warm up after rescuing a construction worker trapped underground at an MTA subway construction project in New York early on March 20. The worker, trapped for several hours, was lifted from underground with the assistance of the New York police and fire departments.

Craig Ruttle / AP

A construction transport bucket, right, is moved into place at the scene where a worker was trapped underground at an MTA subway construction project in New York on March 19.

By NBCNewYork.com,

NEW YORK -- A construction worker was rescued from an underground trench at the site of the Second Avenue subway construction project after being stuck in mud for nearly four hours Tuesday night.

The worker became trapped at about 8:30 p.m. ET -- in what firefighters at the scene described as "muck" -- from the waist down inside the trench about 75 feet below street level, FDNY officials said. Continue reading.