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Trench collapse leaves Washington County man trapped for hours in chest-high mud

Mary Ann Thomas
| Monday, March 12, 2018, 5:06 a.m.
A Washington County man in North Franklin Township was rescued March 11, 2018 after being trapped for hours in chest-high mud when a trench collapsed.
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A Washington County man in North Franklin Township was rescued March 11, 2018 after being trapped for hours in chest-high mud when a trench collapsed.

A man was rescued Sunday after a trench collapsed trapping him in chest-high mud in North Franklin Township, Washington County, according to the Tribune-Review's news partner WPXI.

The man was digging a French drain at a home in the 800 block of Williams Street, and was facing an exterior wall of the home when the trench collapsed, trapping him for several hours, according to the news station.

Emergency crews were able to free the man who was conscious and could talk.

He was flown by emergency helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital.

Mary Ann Thomas is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-226-4691, mthomas@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MaThomas_Trib.

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