Worker Injured in Trench Wall Collapse in Westport - NBC Connecticut

Worker Injured in Trench Wall Collapse in Westport

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    Two people were working in this trench installing a water line on Newtown Turnpike when a trench wall collapsed, trapping one of them from the waist down.

    A worker was injured when a trench wall collapsed at a construction site in Westport Friday.

    Police said two people were working in a trench installing a water line on Newtown Turnpike when a trench wall collapsed, trapping one of them from the waist down.

    Other workers were able to free the victim before first responders arrived. The victim was taken to a local hospital with what fire officials described as non-life-threatening injuries.

    The Newtown Turnpike was shut down but has since reopened.

    An OSHA representative was called in to investigate.

    No other details were immediately available.

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