on tues jan 25 2010 around 1300 we responded to a trench rescue call workers were working on putting in water lines when the trench walls collapsed on one of the workers upon arrival we were notified that they had him dug out and all we had to do was get him out of the hole when we arrived myself as well as two of our guys climbed down a ladder into the hole with the proper safety equipment we had the operator of the excavator making a ramp so we can get him out when we were set to go mercy flight was called but could not fly due to weather so he was transported by ambulance we got him out loaded him in and he was off to the hospital he had a possible broken leg he got lucky thats all he got they didnt have the proper safety equipment to be in the hole it could have been worse

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Comment by Ben Waller on January 29, 2010 at 8:42pm
Did you guys shore the trench prior to entering?

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