PLACITAS, N.M. — Authorities say four people have been rescued after being trapped in a gravel pit north of Albuquerque.
Sandoval County Fire Department Chief James Maxon said the four were trapped Thursday afternoon near the town of Placitas. He says two were rescued by 8 p.m. and transported to a hospital. The others were rescued overnight.
Their conditions were not immediately known.
He said two workers were buried up to their necks, a third up to the shoulders and the fourth up to the waist.
Maxon says the episode began after two workers got covered up to their necks in a collapse at the site. He said two other workers got caught in the collapse after trying to save them.
Barbara Goodrich-Welk, projects and external affairs manager at Vulcan Materials Company, says the collapse is under investigation.