NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A worker was rescued Tuesday morning after falling nearly 15 feet down a trench at a construction site in Queens, according to officials.

The FDNY was called to assist after debris fell on the worker, making it hard for him to climb out, officials said.

The construction worker was rescued and transported to a nearby hospital in serious but stable condition, officials said.

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