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Ditch Collapse Traps Construction Worker

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

A 31 year old construction worker is trapped in a ditch that collapsed while a backhoe was excavating late this afternoon.  The man is alive, but is going in and out of consciousness according to officers on the scene. It happened shortly before 6:30 at 10520 Waterville Way in West Knox County near Lovell Road.  Rural Metro and the Knox County Rescue Squad are working to free the man.   Lifestar is on stand-by and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office is assisting.  The construction site is a future assisted living facility.  More details will be released as the recovery process continues.



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