Trapped Men Rescued by Skokie Firefighers

Two construction workers rescued by firefighters

By Kate Allt
|  Tuesday, May 25, 2010  |  Updated 5:15 PM CDT
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Trapped Men Rescued by Skokie Firefighers

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Firefighters successfully rescued two construction workers trapped in a trench at a work site in Skokie.

The workers became trapped in the 10-foot-deep-by-3-foot-wide trench around 11 a.m. Tuesday morning, the Chicago Tribune reports. Once help arrived, it took 21 minutes to free one of the victims, and a little over an hour to rescue the other.

Both men were taken to Evanston’s St. Francis Hospital, with no serious injuries reported.
 

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