Bobcat operator trapped in trench, rescued

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(Photo by Pete Pringer/Montgomery County Fire and Rescue)

ROCKVILLE, Md. — An Bobcat operator has been rescued in Rockville after a piece of machinery drove into a trench and trapped the worker underneath, injuring him.

He was conscious and alert throughout the rescue, and he was extricated shortly after 2 p.m., with the help of approximately 45 rescue workers who arrived on-scene. He was working at a construction site in a Rockville office building.

The extrication took several hours, but was ultimately successful, as Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Pete Pringer reported on Twitter that the worker was pulled out of the trench with non-life threatening injuries.

(Photo by Pete Pringer/Montgomery County Fire and Rescue)

(Photo by Pete Pringer/Montgomery County Fire and Rescue)