FDNY makes ‘dangerous and grueling’ rescue of worker from 25-foot trench
More than 100 rescuers were on scene above and below ground, wielding ropes, backhoes and cranes
NEW YORK — Firefighters rescued aconstruction worker from a muddy trench in the Kew Gardens section of Queens early Tuesday evening.
It was a grueling procedure that lasted more than two and a half hours. Marcos Castellon, 30, had fallen about 25 feet into the trench at 119-02 83rd Ave., and it partially collapsed around him, the FDNY told 1010 WINS.
He and his brother, Miguel, were working at the excavation site when the sides came crashing in. “We were working inside the one hole. Then, everything came tumbling down,” Miguel Castellon said.