Workers Trapped In Pacific Palisades Trench - New York News

Workers Trapped In Pacific Palisades Trench

Posted: Updated:

PACIFIC PALISADES (CNS) - Two workers became trapped in a trench in the Pacific Palisades area this afternoon, and one of them was buried up to his chest and unconscious, authorities said.

The second man in that trench rescue has died, according to reports
from the scene.

About 75 firefighters were sent to the 200 block of North Temescal Canyon Road, at Pacific Coast Highway, about 1:35 p.m., said Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

One of the men, who had been buried up to knee-level, was freed more than an hour into the rescue operation.

Crews were using specialized equipment to shore up the trench in an effort to free the unconscious -- an effort that was expected to last for "an extended period," Scott said around 3 p.m.

Paramedics, some of whom were members of the fire department's Urban Search and Rescue Team, were "working very hard to remove him as rapidly as possible," Scott said, "but we have to minimize movement around the hole." He said the whole operation "was a very delicate prospect."

Scott said the trench was 20 feet long and U-shaped, but its depth was unclear.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Boater gets prison for fatal Hudson River crash

    Boater gets prison for fatal Hudson River crash

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:18:53 GMT
    A man who was drunk when he crashed a powerboat into a construction barge, killing a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in jail. The victims' families, who say poor lighting on the barge was the main cause of the collision on the Hudson River, called the sentence "incomplete justice."
    A man who was drunk when he crashed a powerboat into a construction barge, killing a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in jail. The victims' families, who say poor lighting on the barge was the main cause of the collision on the Hudson River, called the sentence "incomplete justice."
  • NY: Wal-Mart levied fake 'sugar tax' on soda

    NY: Wal-Mart levied fake 'sugar tax' on soda

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-09-16 18:53:56 GMT
    New York's attorney general has settled a false advertising investigation at Wal-Mart, saying stores were charging a nonexistent "sugar tax" on soda.
    New York's attorney general has settled a false advertising investigation at Wal-Mart, saying some store personnel were citing a nonexistent "sugar tax" on soda. Investigators say some consumers who complained were falsely told the state has a "sugar tax." They say the markup of more than 16 percent violated state laws.
  • Transgender teen escapes from custody

    Transgender teen escapes from custody

    A transgender girl whose imprisonment without criminal charges raised an outcry among her advocates has escaped from custody in Connecticut.
    A transgender girl whose imprisonment without criminal charges raised an outcry among her advocates has escaped from custody in Connecticut.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices