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Trench rescue underway in Northeast D.C.

(PHOTO: DC Fire & EMS / @dcfireems)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – D.C. Fire and EMS says a trench rescue was conducted on Monday morning in Northeast, D.C.

According to officials, several workers were injured when a trench collapsed at a construction site in the 300 block of H Street, Northeast. At this time, fire officials report that all of the workers have been removed. Four workers were injured and three of those were transported to local hospitals. One of those workers is said to be in serious condition, while the other two have moderate injuries.

Fire officials say the workers were working in an excavation 25 feet down when it partially collapsed.

At this time, the 300 block of H Street NE is closed in both directions. The Metropolitan Police Department reports that North Capitol Street or 5th Street Northeast are being used as detour routes.

No further details are available at this time.