Contractor rescued from trench in Coatesville

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Officials rescued a contractor who was stuck in a trench near the Coatesville VA Hospital in Chester County.

The call went out shortly after 8:00 a.m. Sunday after a subcontractor fell into a large trench at 1400 Blackhorse Hill Road.

Initial reports indicate the male was originally buried up to his neck in a trench he was digging; coworkers were able to dig him out up to his chest.

Arriving crews worked to stabilize the area so he could be removed.

He was removed from the trench at approximately 10:45 a.m. and taken to Paoli Hospital in stable condition.

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