Utility worker rescued from Anderson County trench

Utility worker rescued from Anderson County trench

Posted:
A utility worker's leg was injured after a trench collapsed. Crews were installing a water line along East Wolf Valley Road near Davidson Hollow Road Thursday morning. A utility worker's leg was injured after a trench collapsed. Crews were installing a water line along East Wolf Valley Road near Davidson Hollow Road Thursday morning.

CLINTON (WATE) - A utility worker's leg was injured after a trench collapsed Thursday.

According to the Anderson County Rescue Squad, workers were putting in a water line East Wolf Valley Road near Davidson Hollow Road Thursday morning.

A ditch then partially collapsed, covering the worker's legs. He was struck by dirt and a shale rock. It took rescuers about 30 minutes to pull the man out using small tools and their hands.

Officials say the trench is 2.5 to 3 feet deep.

Rescue crews told 6 News the worker suffered a compound fracture to his right lower leg. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Powered by WorldNow

1306 N. Broadway NE Knoxville,
Tennessee 37917

Telephone: 865.637.NEWS(6397)
Fax: 865.525.4091
Email: newsroom@wate.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Knoxville, Inc. A Media General Company.