Fire officials in Warren, MI rescue a homeowner trapped in an eight-foot hole

A 48 year old man fell into an 8 foot hole after being pushed by accident by an extractor while trying to waterproof his basement. The accident happened around noon and the man broke his leg in his fall. Warren, MI fire and rescue arrived on the scene and were able to pull the man from the hole and transport him to St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital for treatment.

The dangers of trench excavation are clear in this account by the Warren Fire officials who reported that the man’s friend was helping by operating the extractor and they had managed to dig a trench 8 feet by 4 feet without proper shoring support.