POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA9) --Two workers in Potomac had to be rescued after a trench collapsed Thursday evening.

The trench collapsed in the 10900 block of Martingale Court in Potomac, officials said.

One of the four crew members went to a neighbor's house and told them that a trench had collapsed and that they needed to call 911, fire and rescue officials reported.

The two workers were buried waist/shoulder deep in wet mud, fire and rescue officials reported. Both workers were conscious and breathing during the rescue, officials reported.

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It took the technical rescue team about three hours to rescue the the two workers.

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