Worker Rescued From Collapsed Trench - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Worker Rescued From Collapsed Trench



    See the dramatic rescue from Gwinhurt, Del. (Published Monday, Jan. 27, 2014)

    Crews rushed to a construction site today to rescue a worker trapped in a trench collapse.

    The worker got stuck in the dirt trench at a site on W Delaware Avenue in Gwinhurst, Del. around noon.

    Claymont Fire Department firefighters and paramedics as well as New Castle County Police officers worked to get the free the unidentified man from the dirt trench, which is located next to a home.

    The worker was conscious and alert during the rescue attempt, according to county police.

    The group of more than one dozen emergency personnel were able to pull the worker out around 12:45 p.m. and rush him into a waiting ambulance as SkyForce10 hovered overhead.

    The man's condition wasn't released.

    It wasn't clear what type of work was being done to the home at the time. The area where the collapse occurred -- in front of the home -- appeared to be dug up.