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Quick response saves a man’s life from trench collapsing

Article Date: 
7 October, 2011 (All day)


Sheriff dispatch was called out Wednesday afternoon to assist a man on Morgan Valley Drive who was digging in a trench on his property about 12 feet deep, when the trench collapsed on him and covered his head.  The back hoe operator working on trench he was in saw the collapse. Ambulance crew helped dig him out… Deputy Joseph Rohbock said,”You could tell he was in a lot of pain, but he remained extremely calm. “ 

The weather and rain could have played a factor in the ditch collapsing, “but it could happen anytime,” explained Deputy Rohbock, “people just need to be aware of the dangers.” The man was immediately transferred to McKay Dee Hospital for injuries he may have suffered from the collapse.