Virginia Trench Collapse Buries Worker up to Neck in Dirt

March 27, 2009

Firefighters are digging by hand to try to free a construction worker who was buried up to his neck in dirt after a trench collapsed along a sewer line in Richmond.

Richmond Fire Lt. Shawn Jones says emergency crews were called to an area behind a home construction project at 3:16 p.m. Wednesday. Jones says the man did not appear to be injured after the 20-foot deep trench collapsed.

The worker’s name isn’t immediately available.

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