Victim Trapped In Deep Trench Rescued Then Airlifted To Hospital

(HURON EAST, ON) – On Thursday, August 20, 2020 at approximately 10:20 a.m. Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Huron County Paramedic Services and Seaforth Fire Department responded to a call for assistance at an Egmondville property located at the corner of Kippen Road and Stapleton Avenue.

A contractor was working at a vacant lot when an excavated area collapsed around the victim trapping the victim in a deep trench.

The victim was quickly freed from the pile of dirt and was rushed to hospital.

A 64-year-old victim remains in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Ministry of Labour has been notified to assist with this investigation.

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