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Firefighters Rescue Man Trapped In A 50-Foot Excavation Pit

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Firefighters had to rescue a construction worker who fell into into an excavation site today in the 1600 block of San Ysidro Drive in Beverly Crest.

The man was trapped in a hole 50 feet deep and two feet in diameter. Firefighters responded to the scene at about 8:40 a.m. Thursday morning, and were seen gathering around the pit as they attempted to lower a rope down to the man, City News Service reports. Traffic was closed to the area during rescue efforts.

At about 9:30 a.m., the man was pulled from the hole. Authorities say he appears to be doing well and was able to talk with rescuers, KTLA reports.

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