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Firefighters Rescue Subway Construction Worker Trapped In "Muck" 100-Feet Deep

An ambulance was on the scene to take the worker to an area hospital. He was said to be stable and talking, CBS New York reports.

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NEW YORK — Firefighters finally pulled a trapped worker out of the mud and to safety early Wednesday, after working for four hours to free him as he worked on the Second Avenue Subway construction project.

The firefighter was hoisted out of the subway trench at Second Avenue and 95th Street at 12:41 a.m. He was on a stretcher when a crane pulled him up alongside two rescue workers.

More Images From The Rescue Operation:

Crazy scene outside of my window. Streets closed off in every direction. #NYC https://t.co/ld3hb9jM4Y

Crazy scene outside of my window. Streets closed off in every direction. #NYC https://t.co/ld3hb9jM4Y-- LoTwirls

Now: #FDNY at 2nd Ave/95th St, #Manhattan, to free worker trapped in "muck" 100 ft below ground. http://t.co/bOYfzoIxVJ

Now: #FDNY at 2nd Ave/95th St, #Manhattan, to free worker trapped in "muck" 100 ft below ground. http://t.co/bOYfzoIxVJ-- FDNY

Now: #FDNY continues high-angle rescue to free worker trapped at 2nd Ave/95 St, #Manhattan. http://t.co/R9tFGUWCOq

Now: #FDNY continues high-angle rescue to free worker trapped at 2nd Ave/95 St, #Manhattan. http://t.co/R9tFGUWCOq-- FDNY

Now: #FDNY members remove worker from trench in #Manhattan. http://t.co/DY6K6kjVIY

Now: #FDNY members remove worker from trench in #Manhattan. http://t.co/DY6K6kjVIY-- FDNY

FDNY reports worker has been removed and is in stable condition https://t.co/SwM7qNre8B #NYC

FDNY reports worker has been removed and is in stable condition https://t.co/SwM7qNre8B #NYC-- BuzzFeed News

FDNY Fire and EMS Members Free Worker Trapped Underground:

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Update:

MAN 3-ALARM 2 AVE, (2ND AVE SUBWAY) CONFINED SPACE/ TRENCH RESCUE, UNDER CONTROL

MAN 3-ALARM 2 AVE, (2ND AVE SUBWAY) CONFINED SPACE/ TRENCH RESCUE, UNDER CONTROL-- FDNY

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