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Man rescued after becoming trapped in trench in Etobicoke

Last Updated Jul 20, 2018 at 6:26 pm EDT

A man who became trapped in a trench in Etobicoke on Friday afternoon has been rescued.

It happened just before 3:30 p.m. on Alhart Drive, near Albion Road and Islington Avenue.

Toronto Fire said the man was buried in dirt up to the top of his head in dirt. A space was cleared around his head so he could breathe.

Crews used a vacuum truck to remove dirt from around the man’s torso, and then crews pulled him out around 5:30 p.m.

Paramedics took him to Sunnybrook hospital in stable condition.

There’s no word yet on how the man became trapped. Toronto Fire said it may have been a construction accident.