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Firefighters rescue trapped man from 15-feet below ground

GILLETTE (WNE) — Firefighters rescued a construction worker who was trapped about 15-feet below ground level near West 4J Road and Jayhawker Street Thursday afternoon.

The man was working on utilities in a trench when the dirt fell in on him, said Kate Eischeid, Campbell County Fire Department battalion chief. Because he was working at the edge of a trench box, his upper body was shielded from the collapse, but his lower legs and feet were trapped.

When the fire department arrived, he was conscious and breathing, and he spoke with firef...

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