Colorado Springs Construction Worker Trapped In Collapsed Trench
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A Colorado worker was trapped for nearly two hours during a
construction accident. The construction worker was stuck in a trench for almost two hours after
he fell in at a Colorado Springs construction site. According to Colorado
Springs Firefighters, the 30-year-old man was performing work on a water
line on a residential street near the Broadmoor when the trench collapses
around him Wednesday afternoon.
The construction worker was almost buried and emergency crews received
a call for an entrapment at 17 Sea Hero Terrace just after 1:20 p.m. Rescuers
were able to stabilize the walls of the trench and extract the worker
before he suffered further injuries. Rescuers report the man remained
conscious and talking the entire time, but was transported to a nearby
hospital for evaluation. He is expected to make a full recovery. Pictures
of the rescue were posted on the Colorado Springs Firefighters’
The construction accident is under investigation, and it is unclear at
this time if any safety procedure violations occurred. Construction sites
remain the most dangerous location for workplace accidents in the country.
Thousands of workers are injured and even killed in construction accidents.
With the help of OSHA, officials continue to enforce life-saving safety
regulations and procedures.
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