SHERMAN OAKS—Two construction workers were rescued after they got trapped in a trench in a residential neighborhood on Tuesday, December 17. A block of concrete fell on the men while they were working in the 5300 block of Tyrone Avenue near Chandler Boulevard.
Officials from the Los Angeles Fire Department were dispatched to the scene to assist in the rescue of the workers. Firefighters used special equipment to free the workers. Officials are still investigating what led to the workers being trapped.
One has moderate injuries and is being transported in fair condition. The second patient extricated has more serious injuries and is being transported to a local trauma center in critical condition.