Phoenix rescuers hoist injured worker out of construction site trench
Apr 5, 2022, 1:04 PM | Updated: 2:44 pm
PHOENIX – Rescue technicians successfully removed an injured worker from a trench at a construction site near downtown Phoenix on Tuesday, authorities said.
The man was unable to move and had severe back pain after tripping and falling into the 8-foot trench near Central Avenue and Buckeye Road, the Phoenix Fire Department said in a press release.
After arriving on the scene, firefighters used shoring techniques to prevent the trench from collapsing and trapping the man.
They then got him onto a stretcher and hoisted him out using a ladder truck.
The worker was taken to a hospital for treatment.
No rescuers were injured during the incident.