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Spokane Valley Rescue Crews Free Man Trapped In A Ditch

PRESS RELEASE FROM SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT:

An 83-year-old man is in stable condition following a trench collapse in the Spokane Valley.

The man was installing a residential sewer line in the 10900 block of East Empire Ave. when the side of the trench started to cave in burring him up to his chest. His daughter jumped into the trench and started digging with her hands to free the dirt and allow him to breath. She then called 911 to report the emergency.

Apparatus from Spokane Valley Fire and Spokane Fire Departments responded to the incident. Spokane Valley firefighters quickly stabilized the incident and canceled responding units from the Spokane Fire Department.

Rescuers shored up the sides of the trench and dug the man out using hand tools. After 55 minutes of digging and with assistance by firefighters the man was assisted out of the trench to an awaiting Ambulance crew. The man was transported to a local Trauma Center for treatment. It didn't appear that there were any serious injuries.

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley rescue crews have pulled an 83-year-old man to safety after the ditch he was working in collapsed in on him.

It happened in the area of Empire and Williams just after 3:00pm Friday.

The man was working to connect a sewer line to a mobile home on his property when the ditch became unstable, trapping him up to his neck in dirt and rocks.

Rescue crews were able to pull him out safely. He does not appear to have any injuries, but is being taken to a hospital to be checked out.

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