Local News in Brief : Tustin : Construction Worker Rescued From Trench

Firefighters using ropes and pulleys rescued a 42-year-old construction worker from a 15-foot trench after he was injured Friday by a falling pipe.

James Peterson, 42, was listed in guarded condition at Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Peterson was working on a pipe inside the trench in the area of Irvine Boulevard and Myford Road when a skip loader struck another pipe nearby, causing the second pipe to fall on him, said Kathleen Cha, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Fire Department.

It took 10 firefighters about 15 minutes to lift Peterson from the trench, she said.

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