TORRANCE --It was a race against the clock to free two men trapped in a trench in Torrance.It happened around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night. The two construction workers were digging new gas storage containers at a Shell station when the trench collapsed, pinning them up against a shoring wall.
The men were buried up to their chests in dirt. It took firefighters about three hours to free them. They were taken to a local hospital with no serious injuries.