Contractor Broke Both His Legs in Harrowing Fall Into Trench on Construction Site

Rescuers needed three hours to rescue the man from the 10-foot trench.

A contractor who fell into a trench on a Delaware construction site broke both his legs in the fall, the Delaware Department of Transportation said Monday.

The News Journal reports that the Carrow Construction crew was digging a trench Friday as they replaced drainage pipes on a site in Newark, Delaware on Baltimore Pike.

The contractor was standing on the weakened edge when he fell through, Drew McPartland with the Christiana Fire Company said.

The concrete curb also fell in, trapping the contractor in the 10-foot hole.

It took more than three hours for first responders to free the man. Crews had to dig beneath his leg before they were able to stabilize him. He was hooked up to IV fluids, with heaters set up to keep him warm.

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