PICS: St. Charles firefighters rescue man that fell into deep trench

A construction worker fell into the trench, which was upwards of 20 feet deep.

Tom Franklin
July 10, 2020 - 10:50 am

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOX) — Tense moments Friday morning in St. Charles, where a construction worker ended up falling and getting trapped in a trench.

It happened at around 8 a.m. in the Sandford Farms subdivision near West Clay and Cave Springs.

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KMOX's Rodger Brand reports the trench partially collapsed around him during an excavator accident, and that prompted the call for rescue. The patient was stabilized inside the trench and then a hauling system was built to extricate him.

He suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a local hospital.

Here's photos from the scene:

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