Construction worker injured in trench collapse accident
Earlier this month, a construction worker was injured after a trench collapse trapped him in a 3-foot deep trench for about 25 minutes. The construction accident occurred at around 12:50 in the afternoon at the intersection of Washington and Boddie Streets in Nashville, North Carolina.
Firefighters and emergency crews from Nasville, the Momeyer Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Nash County Emergency Medical Services responded at the scene of the accident to help extricate the worker. Police reports state that a piece of concrete that fell into the trench was on top of his leg, trapping him. Fortunately, the victim was not in a life-threatening situation and rescue crews were able to pull him out of the trench within half an hour.
EMS officials transported the construction worker to Nash General Hospital for treatment of leg injuries and observation.
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