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Mar 3, 2014 5:16 PM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Trench collapses; rescuers try to extricate worker

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A trench for sewer workers collapsed Monday in suburban Portland, and one was buried to his waist in the 15-foot hole.

The Oregonian reported crews were feeding oxygen and sports drinks to the man, while rescuers shored up the walls and tried to suction dirt and mud out of the hole.

The man reported having trouble feeling his legs.

The collapse happened in Cedar Hills in Washington County, where the workers were replacing a sewer line. Rescuers from Tualatin and Portland were at the scene.


Information from: The Oregonian,

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