New York City firefighters and emergency personnel are on the scene of a structural collapse in East Harlem, where a man was trapped underground, MyFoxNY.com reported.

The man has been safely rescued after emergency efforts to extract him, with firefighters using a vacuum to remove dirt and debris from the collapse site where he was reportedly buried up to his shoulders.

It remains unclear if a building or a trench between two building collapsed, trapping the man.

The streets around the scene have been closed.

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