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Dramatic rescue: Construction worker trapped

UPDATED: A dramatic rescue: Dozens of workers scramble to save a construction worker stuck deep in a trench filled with dirt and water.

Rescuers had to dig in quickly to try to free Juan Pedra. The 25-year-old construction worker fell into a trench was covered instantly with dirt and muck.

After almost four hours, nearly a dozen workers lifted Pedra out of the ground. He is recovering at Delray Medical Center.

"He was pretty much stuck up to his waist. And the water was coming in; it was creating a suction-cup effect," says Drew Reyburn, paramedic.

Operations Safety and Health Investigators will now investigate.

We did a little checking, and this is not the company's first problem. In November of 2002, OSHA fined the firm, Murray Logan, $7,500 for four violations including failing to protect employees from a cave in during an excavation.

PREVIOUSLY: A worker is trapped at a construction site in suburban Lake Worth.

Palm Beach Fire and Rescue are working the scene which is located between Jog Road and Turnpike. He was completely submerged in sand, and they have now dug him out to his knees. He is conscious and talking to rescue workers.

We have a crew at the scene and will bring you more information as we receive it.

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