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Fontana construction worker survives after granite collapses on him

Rescue officials help a construction worker who was trapped under several tons of granite in Fontana. The worker was treated for leg injuries.

May 1, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A construction worker in Fontana escaped death after several tons of granite collapsed on him inside a shipping container.

The 20-year-old worker was loading the granite when two pallets broke, and heavy slabs came crashing down, trapping his legs but missing his chest.

Firefighters used air bags to stabilize the granite. They also cut a hole in the rear of the container and brought the man out.

He was conscious and alert, and was airlifted to a hospital for treatment of leg injuries.

Investigators say the man was unloading the truck on ground that was not level.