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Rescued subway worker looking forward to cold beer

Thursday - 3/21/2013, 10:48am  ET

Officers of the New York City police Emergency Services Unit, covered in mud and dirt, walk to a waiting bus to warm up after securing the rescue of a construction worker trapped underground at an MTA subway construction project in New York early Wednesday, March 20, 2013. The worker, trapped for several hours, was lifted from underground with the assistance of the New York police and fire departments. Fire officials say he is awake and conscious and is being evaluated at a local hospital. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City subway construction worker who got stuck chest-deep in mud for nearly four hours says he's looking forward to having a beer, relaxing and golfing after he gets out of the hospital.

Joseph Barone of Lyndhurst, N.J., told the New York Post (http://bit.ly/XqJ3LJ ) it got extremely cold the minute the mud sucked him in.

He's being treated at Weill Cornell Medical Center following Tuesday's ordeal. He's in serious but stable condition.

Barone was working on the Second Avenue subway in Manhattan when he became stuck in the tunnel 75 feet below ground.

More than 150 firefighters helped to rescue him.

Barone says the rescuers kept reassuring him. He says he remained calm but did worry who would provide for his family if he didn't make it.

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Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com


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