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Crews rescue man from trench in Blue Springs

Posted at 4:39 PM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 08:45:17-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Emergency crews rescued a man from a 10-12 foot trench at SE 8th Street and Moreland School Road in Blue Springs. 

Central Jackson County Fire Chief Eddie Saffel said the worker was in the trench when he was injured. He said a piece of equipment swung and hit the worker. They believe the worker might have a broken leg. 

He was pulled from the trench on a stretcher at about 6:20 p.m.

A paramedic was on the edge of the trench talking with the worker and making sure he was OK. 

Emergency crews shored sides of the trench as they worked to rescue the worker. 

A spokesman for the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District said there’s been no collapse inside the hole. 

This is a developing story. Stay with 41 Action News for updates.