Man Rescued from Trench in Utah

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LEHI — Crews in Lehi were able to free a man who was partially buried in a deep trench.

Tuesday morning, a 10-foot deep trench in the front yard of a Lehi home near 2400 North and 910 West collapsed on a worker, burying him in dirt up to his head and pinning him against a pipe.

Rescue crews worked to free him from the entrenchment and thick, wet dirt, but were concerned about further collapse and injury. The man was transported by ambulance to a medical helicopter before being taken to Utah Valley Regional hospital, according to police.

According to fire officials, the man is a Whipple Service worker.

More details will be posted as they become available.

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