San Antonio crews rescue man stuck in pit with concrete mix

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio firefighters and rescue teams have pulled a construction worker from a trench partially filled with a concrete mixture.

A fire department official says the man was working on filling trenches with the cement mix Monday night when a metal retaining wall broke, flooding the pit that was about 20 feet below street level. He was trapped in the trench for at least an hour and a half.

Assistant Chief Robert Mikel says rescuers worried about hypothermia for the man because the mixture was wet and the weather cold.

Crews lowered a basket into the hole for the man, whose identity wasn’t released, to pull him out. He was taken to a hospital, where his condition wasn’t immediately known.
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