1 person rescued from 8-foot trench after working on utility line in east Houston, firefighters say

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Monday, July 11, 2022
Utility worker rescued from 8-foot trench in east Houston, HFD says
Not long after rescue efforts began, the worker could be seen alert as he was taken out by stretcher.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Firefighters saved a utility worker from an 8-foot trench in east Houston.

On Monday at about 3:30 p.m., the Houston Fire Department said one person was trapped in a trench near the 10000 block of North Loop East.

HFD said the person was "alert, oriented, and conscious" after they were working on a utility line and collapsed.

Ladders and heavy equipment were brought in as part of the rescue efforts.

Officials ask drivers to avoid the area due to heavy emergency traffic.

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