Emergency Workers in Halfmoon Rescue Man Trapped Hours in 6 Foot Trench
Relief efforts are winding down in the Town of Halfmoon this evening after crews worked tirelessly for hours to help remove a man who was trapped in a trench on Sitterly Road while repairing a water line.
Newschannel 13 reported the story and was there with live coverage on Facebook as a crowd gathered to cheer on the many Saratoga County rescue workers who delicately and strategically got the man out who waste deep in mud for nearly two hours.
According to the report, the unidentified man was apparently working to repair a water line.
It can be dangerous work, and one of the potentially deadly hazards of the job can come as a result of unstable dirt combined with fast rising water.
While details of this particular incident - incuding any possible injuries - have yet to be released, it's a relief to know that the man had been safely removed at around 8:20 PM and tended to by medical doctors.
Sidewinder Photography reported that the incident took place at 41 Sitterly Road in Halfmoon and they say 7 different rescue crews were on hand to assist the man trapped in the 6 foot trench filled with a substantial amount of water.
Back in February in New Jersey, a construction worker was killed doing this type of work when he too became trapped in a trench repairing a water main line.
According to ABC7NY, the body of a 35-year-old man was removed from the trench at a New Jersey Plaza after he was buried for hours up to his chest in dirt, mud, and debris.
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