Construction worker rescued after being knocked into trench

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- A Virginia Beach construction worker was knocked into a trench on Monday afternoon.

Units from Virginia Beach Fire, EMS, and Police all responded to the 500 block of Kempsville Road.

Fire officials say that shortly after 2 p.m., a worker at a construction site across the street from the old Kempsville High School was struck by a piece of machinery, which knocked him into a trench.

The fire department was able to life the worker out from the ditch, and he was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Virginia Beach Public Utilities said the worker is a contractor who was working on a sanitary sewer pump station at that location.

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