H.B. fire department rescues injured worker

The Huntington Beach Fire Department rescued an Orange County Sanitary District worker who fell into a 9- to-10-foot trench Thursday.

Fire Capt. Bob Culhane said a worker was injured after he fell while pouring concrete into a vault at the district's Brookhurst Street site.

Paramedics went into the trench to treat the worker, who had significant injuries but was conscious, according to Culhane.

Search and rescue workers used a crane and a basket to lift the man from the trench. He was transported to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana with what Culhane called non-threatening injuries.

— Alicia Lopez

Twitter: @alicialopezHB

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