A man on Wednesday fell into an 8-foot trench in San Ramon and hurt himself, police say.
The incident was reported around 10:25 a.m. at Omega and Purdue roads, prompting crews from the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District to respond.
Crews put a storm drain into the trench that spans 50 feet. They were trying to shore it up before helping him out, according to police.
The man was awake and complaining of back pain. He was not buried, police said.
Crews said they hope to have the man out of the trench by 12 p.m.
No further details were immediately available.