MORRIS, Ill. (WLS) -- A worker was rescued Monday after he became trapped while digging a sewer trench in Morris, Illinois.
A construction crew was digging the 7-and-a-half-foot-deep trench for a residential building in the 1900-block of Mountain Road when a dirt wall collapsed around 11:24 a.m., the Morris Police Department said. A worker inside the trench was pushed into the opposite wall.
Police said the 49-year-old worker was conscious, alert and talking throughout the incident. He was pulled from the trench just before 1:30 p.m.
The victim was airlifted to a hospital in "stable" condition, police said.
The Morris Fire Department and approximately 20 other agencies responded to the scene, police said.
Worker rescued after becoming trapped in dirt trench in Morris