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Ventura Firefighters Rescue Worker Trapped In Ditch

Friday November 20, 2020

(Photo courtesy Ventura Fire Department)

     City of Ventura firefighters Friday morning rescued a construction worker who was trapped in a ditch.

     The incident happened at the north end of Buena Vista Street.

     The adult male victim was trapped in a 3x6 foot ditch and a backhoe was blocking rescuers from getting to him.

     They reported the worker was conscious and complaining of back pain.

     Firefighters conducted what's called a technical rescue.

     The man was taken by ambulance to the hospital to be checked out.

     An investigation into the incident was being conducted.