Dan Stamm

Crews Rescue Worker Trapped in Trench Outside Pennsylvania School

A worker was trapped in the ditch outside Uwchlan Hills Elementary School

Crews rescued a worker who became trapped in a ditch outside a Chester County school Wednesday afternoon.

He was working on a sewer line outside of the Uwchlan Hills Elementary School at Norwood and Beech streets in Downingtown when the ground around him collapsed and he got trapped up to his waist around 2 p.m., Chester County dispatchers said.

Various emergency responders worked to free the man and eventually pulled him out shortly before 5 p.m. He was taken to Paoli Hospital. Officials have not yet revealed his condition.

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