Construction worker breaks wrist after falling in trench

Fire officials arrive on scene of a construction site to assist a worker who fell in a trench and suffered from a broken wrist Monday morning. Lorena Mejia/The Signal

Fire crews were dispatched to a call of a rescue Monday morning, which was prompted by a construction worker falling in a trench, according to officials.

The call came out around 10:30 a.m., and firefighters were on scene around 10:40 a.m. at the 18800 block of Alder Crest Court, according to Marvin Lim, a spokesperson for the LA County Fire Department.

Although the patient was trapped in a trench, a citizen was on scene and helped them out, said Lim.

“They suffered a broken wrist, but they weren’t transported (by fire officials),” added Lim.

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Lorena Mejia

Lorena Mejia

Lorena was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. She attended California State University Northridge where she double majored in Journalism and Chicano Studies and minored in Spanish Language Journalism. While at CSUN, she worked for the university's television and radio newscast. Through her journalistic work, she earned membership to Kappa Tau Alpha, a national honor society for selected journalists. Her passion for the community has introduced her to new people, ideas, and issues that have helped shape the person she is today. Lorena’s skills include using cameras as a tool to empower people by informing them and creating change in their communities. Some of her hobbies include reading the news, exploring the outdoors, and being an avid animal lover.