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Worker rescued after a trench collapsed during utility work off of Garden of the Gods Road

Garden of the Gods road Trench Collapse
Posted at 9:55 AM, Oct 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-20 13:12:37-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — The worker trapped by a trench collapse off of the 1900 block of Garden of the Gods road was rescued by firefighters and utility workers.

It took roughly an hour for rescue crews to get the worker out. The worker has been transported to the hospital.

The rescue involved a number of groups and firefighters. Around 40 firefighters were on the scene, including the Fort Carson Heavy Rescue Unit. A vacuum truck was sent by Colorado Springs Utilities, which removed dirt from the trench to speed up the rescue.

The degree of the worker's injuries is unknown at this time. A private company was doing the utility work, and at this time the Fire Department does not know which company it was.
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