HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Firefighters saved a utility worker from an 8-foot trench in east Houston.
On Monday at about 3:30 p.m., the Houston Fire Department said one person was trapped in a trench near the 10000 block of North Loop East.
HFD said the person was "alert, oriented, and conscious" after they were working on a utility line and collapsed.
Ladders and heavy equipment were brought in as part of the rescue efforts.
Officials ask drivers to avoid the area due to heavy emergency traffic.
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