10/01/2014 08:28 EDT | Updated 12/01/2014 05:59 EST

Injured worker trapped at TTC construction site near York University

A construction worker has suffered significant injuries and is currently trapped in a "hole" at a TTC site in the Keele Street and York Boulevard area, Toronto police said Wednesday.

According to police, the worker — appears to be in his late twenties — has leg injuries. He is conscious and breathing, but risks going into shock.

Emergency crews are currently trying to remove the man from the hole. 

Paramedics and police were called to the scene shortly before 7:50 a.m.