Worker rescued after being trapped underground in Yonkers

An injured worker was trapped underground in Yonkers Wednesday afternoon. The man, whose name has not been released, works for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. Officials say he was checking water meters in an underground tunnel above a field on Crisfield Street and Scarsdale Road, when a ladder gave way and he broke his leg.

Officials say the injured man managed to make an emergency call either on his cell phone or walkie-talkie.

Rescue workers said the man was in a confined area two levels from the surface, so they had to place the man on a basket and use a pulley-type system to remove him from the hole.

Officials say the man suffered a compound fracture of his left leg. He was taken to Westchester Medical Center for further treatment.

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