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Man Trapped by 1,400-Pound Concrete Panel Rescued by Crane in La Presa

According to reports, the man was working in a hole at a construction site in the 9900 block of Jamacha Boulevard, when the concrete shoring slipped loose and fell into the hole.

A man working at a construction site in La Presa was rescued by a crane after being trapped by a 1,400-lb. concrete panel that came loose on Friday.

According to NBC 7 San Diego, the man was working in a hole at a construction site in the 9900 block of Jamacha Boulevard, when the concrete shoring slipped loose and fell into the hole.

Calfire Batallion Chief Larry Converse told NBC 7 that the concrete panel did not fall directly onto the worker, but it did trap him in the hole. The worker was rescued by a crane in an operation that took about 20 minutes. According to the report, his head and neck were stabilized during the rescue, and his co-workers were happy to see that he was responsive.

He was transported to the hospital, but officials believe that he is going to be okay.

Several groups are investigating the accident, including Calfire, California's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and Pacific Hydrotech Corporation, the company that the man was working for.

Converse said that there did not appear to be an obvious safety violation.

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