A worker at a Thousand Palms recycling plant was seriously injured Monday when he became trapped beneath a pile of dirt and gravel.

Nearly two dozen firefighters responded at 10:44 a.m. to the Desert Recycling Center in the 27100 block of Sierra del Sol, where a section of dirt and gravel collapsed on the unidentified worker, causing unspecified major injuries, said Jody Hagemann of the Riverside County Fire Department.

County fire crews performed a “technical rescue” and were able to extract the man from beneath the debris pile in under an hour and get him to a hospital, Hagemann said.

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–City News Service


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