- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Two workers in eastern North Dakota have been rescued from a collapsed clay trench.

West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller tells KFGO-AM that the workers were in a trench about 15 feet deep when it collapsed around 10:40 a.m. One man was trapped in clay up to his waist, while the other man had clay up to his knees.

Fuller says emergency personnel first rescued the worker who had clay up to his knees. They then used tools to free the other worker, who was also pinned by a concrete form under the collapse.

Fuller says crews took about 34 minutes to free the workers, who were then transported to a local hospital.

The conditions of the workers are unknown.


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