Construction worker rescued after three-hour operation in downtown Minneapolis

Emergency services have been on the scene since 8 a.m.
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UPDATE 11:20 A.M.

The worker trapped in a trench in downtown Minneapolis has been successfully rescued and is in a stable condition.

Original story

A rescue effort has been in progress much of Monday morning after a construction worker became trapped in downtown Minneapolis.

The Minneapolis Fire Department says the "technical rescue" launched just after 8 a.m. at the corner of Park Avenue and Washington Street.

The location is a site next to the Old Spaghetti Factory building, with unconfirmed reports saying the worker was in a trench when part of it caved in.

An update from the fire department at 10:45 a.m. said that the worker will be okay, as he's stuck up to his knees in dirt.

However, the rescue operation is difficult because they have to ensure the ground is stable as they extricate him.

KARE 11 has a chopper above the scene of the rescue, which you can watch below.

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