July 11, 2012

Detroit Man Trapped in Trench

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Nowhere is there more evidence of instant networking than watching a local story unfold. A man was working on a sewer or water line on Detroit's West side when he got buried up to his neck in dirt. The man is responsive and is wearing an oxygen mask. Another man was also trapped and freed.

Update: The man has been rescued by incredible emergency workers who toiled for about 3 hours to dig through the dirt that seemed never ending. With all the problems the D has seen lately, it is stories like these that renew our faith in humanity and prove that our city workers are worth even more than they earn.

Update: It turns out that there were three originally trapped and that the third man was talking to his rescuers after he was freed and taken to the hospital. It seems odd, after following along for the last three hours, that so many details, like how many were trapped, could have been conflicting.

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at July 11, 2012 3:29 PM

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