A construction worker was hospitalized Thursday morning after being trapped in a trench collapse in South Portland.

The man with Dearborn Brothers was working about 4:30 a.m. when the trench collapsed, and other workers rushed to uncover him and South Portland firefighters removed him from the trench.

The man, who was conscious and alert after being extricated, was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland.

No additional information was immediately available.