Construction worker buried alive, saved by crew and firefighters in west Modesto

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A construction worker was standing above a 30-foot trench in west Modesto where a sewer system is being installed when the earth beneath him gave way Friday morning.

The man, who is in his 60s, fell nearly 30 feet and several feet of dirt piled on top of him, said Modesto Fire Department Battalion Chief Ed Bartley.

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