Construction worker rescued from collapsed trench

RAW: Construction worker rescued from trench

DALLAS -- Firefighters have rescued a construction worker from a trench in Dallas.

The urban-search-and-rescue incident began Monday morning at 9:30 at the Northwood Country Club on Alpha Road, Jason Evans with Dallas Fire-Rescue said.

Evans says the worker was digging a trench from above when a partial collapse occurred. He fell in 10 feet and was buried waist deep, although he was alert and talking during the rescue.

Evans said a slow dig was needed to rescue him, and crews got him out of the trench and on to a stretcher just before noon. He was taken by CareFlite to a nearby hospital to be evaluated.

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