A construction worker was rescued from a collapsed trench in Queens on Thursday.
Police said the 40-year-old worker was overseeing construction of the foundations and laying rebar on 72nd Road in Forest Hills when a wall of dirt fell and crushed him.
Firefighters responded at 2:11 p.m. and were able to pull the man to safety with the aid of his fellow workers. Dirt had buried him above his head, an FDNY spokesman said. “He had a pulse, but his body had a blue complexion,” a fire source said.