Thea Digiammerino

Worker Injured in Trench Wall Collapse in Westport

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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