Worker rescued after falling in deep trench

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Firefighters are working to stabilize a construction worker who fell from a ladder that was in a 40-foot trench Monday morning.

SAN DIEGO — Firefighters hoisted a construction worker to safety after he fell off a ladder that was in a 40-foot trench Monday morning.

The man fell into an excavated area at a construction site at 1810 State St. in Little Italy.

Rescue workers placed the injured worker on a stretcher and used a rope system to hoist him to safety, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Capt. Joseph Amador said.

The man was taken to the hospital. The extent of his injuries is not yet known.

Check back for details on this developing story.