Officials: Worker rescued after injury in 20-foot deep trench 


A worker who was injured in a trench 20 feet deep was rescued by Austin Fire crews Thursday morning in North Austin.

Emergency crews performed a technical rescue at 12206 Scribe Drive near Parmer Lane and North MoPac Boulevard (Loop 1). Austin Fire said the worker was “in a safe zone.”

Fire crews and Austin-Travis County EMS medics assessed the man’s injuries in the trench and removed him from the trench.

According to Austin-Travis County EMS, the man was taken to Round Rock Medical Center with potentially serious injuries but they are not expected to be life-threatening.

CORRECTION: This story corrects a previous version in which the Austin Fire Department said the worker fell into a trench. Austin-Travis County EMS officials said the man was in the trench when he was injured and medics attended to the man in the trench with fire crews. 


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