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Worker rescued after being trapped 3 hours by debris when trench collapses

A construction worker climbs a ladder to safety after crews from Unified Fire’s Heavy Rescue Company worked to free him when dirt and rock trapped him in a trench for nearly three hours in Riverton on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021.
A construction worker climbs a ladder to safety after crews from Unified Fire’s Heavy Rescue Company worked to free him when dirt and rock trapped him in a trench for nearly three hours in Riverton on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

A construction worker climbs a ladder to safety after crews from Unified Fire’s Heavy Rescue Company worked to free him when dirt and rock trapped him in a trench for nearly three hours in Riverton on Saturday. Unified Fire Authority reported the man was in good condition when he was freed, but was transported to a hospital to be checked out as a precaution.

Emergency crews hold onto the construction worker after he climbed a ladder to safety after Unified Fire’s Heavy Rescue Company worked to free him when dirt and rock trapped him in a trench for nearly three hours in Riverton on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021.
Emergency crews hold onto the construction worker after he climbed a ladder to safety after Unified Fire’s Heavy Rescue Company worked to free him when dirt and rock trapped him in a trench for nearly three hours in Riverton on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News