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Firefighters scramble to rescue trapped worker on Lakeshore

The Trench Rescue Unit, along with Oakville Fire and Mississauga Fire, pulled out all the stops to rescue a trapped worker at a home construction site on the north side of Lakeshore, west of Lambert Commons. 

A trench rescue is a specialized form of rescue where a trapped individual is recovered from a small confined space.

The worker was trapped ten feet underground for over three hours before being rescued.

It appeared to be a high-stakes rescue, from the very start, due to a heavy police presence with over 14 emergency vehicles on scene. Firefighters made their way from all over Halton region and outside, with most coming from Mississauga. Representatives from the Ministry of Labour also attended the scene.

Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has revealed that the worker has been transported to hospital and is now in stable condition.

Mississauga Fire Chief Deryn Rizzi labeled the operation "incredible" and praised the "seamless interoperability" of Oakville and Mississauga Fire with Halton Medics and Ornge.

According to bystander accounts, the accident could have been related to the site's plumbing, yet these claims remain unconfirmed.