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’ Facebook page.
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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