Emergency crews rescue man from trench collapse in KCK

By Molly Balkenbush
FOX 4 News – May 26, 2015


One man in a three-man crew was rescued from a trench collapse at a home near 44th and Metropolitan on Tuesday evening. FOX 4’s Molly Balkenbush reports that the men were doing home repairs, and one got trapped when a trench they dug collapsed in the basement at about 5 p.m.

Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department Assistant Chief Craig Duke said the man was trapped in dirt up to his chest, and first responders had to work feverishly to free him. The man was pulled out through a basement window and an ambulance took him away from the scene.

Emergency crews at the scene didn’t give his official condition, but feared he may have suffered fractures or broken bones, which is also what his son told FOX 4.

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