Worker rescued after being trapped in trench

HALIFAX, Mass. (WWLP) – Rescue crews in eastern Massachusetts were able to free a worker who became trapped in a collapsed trench.

The incident happened Tuesday morning in a residential area of Halifax, a town in Plymouth County.

Boston NBC affiliate WHDH-TV reports that the 50 year-old man is a worker with a contracting company. He was rescued after being stuck eight feet down the trench for more than an hour. Rescue workers set up a heater in order to prevent the man from succumbing to hypothermia.

He was airlifted to a Boston hospital, and is expected to survive.


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