Worker rescued from trench collapse at Chesterfield church

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield tactical rescue crews rescued a man trapped in a trench collapse at a church construction site.

A construction crew was working to find a water line for an expansion project at the First Baptist Church Centralia on Kingsdale Road around 12:45 p.m. When the worker turned to exit the 3' by 8' trench, the walls collapsed around him, according to Chesterfield Fire. A co-worker in a back hoe was able to clear some of the dirt, allowing the man to breathe.

Chesterfield Fire crews were able to free the man around 2:45 p.m. He was conscious and breathing and transported from the scene by ambulance.

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