NORTH ARLINGTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A PSE&G contractor was rescued after getting stuck in waist-deep mud Monday morning, police said.

The contractor got stuck in the thick mud while surveying high-tension wires along Disposal Road at around 8:40 a.m., according to officials.

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Rescue workers laid ladders and boards across the top of the mud to stand on and dug him out.

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They managed to free him about an hour later, placing him in a basket which they slid across the ladders and boards.

There’s no word on his condition, but the contractor appeared to be conscious when he was pulled from the mud.

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Rescuers told CBS2’s Christine Sloan the contractor didn’t need to be hospitalized.