This incident took place in Charlotte County Florida. The incident was handled by the Charlotte County Fire-EMS Special Operations Team along with units from Station-14.
The incident happened on June 14, 2004 at 11 30 a.m. when a utility worker connecting sewer lines was trapped in a 20' deep trench when the trench walls collapsed.
It took approximately 2 1/2 hours to extricate the worker from the trench. The worker was flown to a trauma center with a possible broken hip.