Trapped worker rescue backs up PCH in Pacific Palisades

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Traffic on Pacific Coast Highway is backed up in both directions at Temescal Canyon Road as fire crews work to rescue two construction workers who fell into a trench in the Pacific Palisades.

Traffic on Pacific Coast Highway is backed up in both directions at Temescal Canyon Road as fire crews work to rescue two construction workers who fell into a trench in the Pacific Palisades, the Palisadian Post reported.

The rescue operation shut down traffic in both directions on Temescal Canyon Road, causing overflow delays on PCH. As of 3 p.m., one of the trapped workers had been rescued and airlifted to a local hospital. 

“They were working in the area and were excavating using backhoes,” Erik Scott, spokesperson for the LAFD, told the Post.

One of the victims was reported to be unconscious after the fall. It’s unclear how deep the trench reaches. 

More than 50 firefighters were on scene, where construction crews had been working on a storm water interceptor installation. 

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