- Associated Press - Friday, June 13, 2014

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) - A construction worker is recovering from an eight-hour ordeal in a collapsed trench in Falls Church.

A Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department spokesman says the man was freed early Friday morning, shortly after midnight.

He says the man was conscious and alert throughout the evening as rescuers worked to free him from the 12-feet-deep trench.

The trench collapsed around 4 p.m. Thursday in a yard off Venice Street, buying the man up to his chest in mud.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide