Crews rescue worker trapped in hole in Old City

OLD CITY (WPVI) -- Officials say a construction worker has been rescued after being trapped in a hole in Old City.

It happened around 3:15 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Market Street.

Officials say construction crews were doing plumbing work in the area.

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Rescue crews freed the male worker at 5:05 p.m., officials say, after being trapped for nearly two hours.

The victim was taken to Jefferson University Hospital for observation.

SEPTA ran buses on the Market-Frankford El between 2nd and 5th streets during the rescue.

Officials initially reported the street caved in, but investigators say they are trying to determine what happened.

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