Worker rescued after getting legs trapped in trench at NCCU

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – A worker got his legs trapped in a trench near the football and track fields at North Carolina Central University in Durham, according to the Durham Fire Department.

First responders responded to the call shortly after 10:32 a.m. Tuesday. They worked to shore up the trench so the worker could be extracted safely. The worker was doing fine during the rescue operation, fire officials said.

  • Scene near NCCU where a rescue took place after a worker had his legs trapped in a trench.

The worker was freed just before 12:30 p.m., according to the Durham Fire Department. He is currently being treated at Duke Hospital.

It wasn’t immediately clear what kind of construction was being done.

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