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Worker rescued from trench collapse at Livingston County construction site

Man suffers non-life-threatening injuries at site outside county jail

HOWELL, Mich. – A 43-year-old man was rescued after a trench collapsed Friday morning at a construction site outside the Livingston County Jail.

The Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the man -- who works for Sandborn Excavating -- was installing a sewer line when the 6-foot-deep, 6-foot-wide trench collapsed around 9:45 a.m.

The collapse reached the man's stomach area, trapping him from moving.

Emergency crews pulled the man out and he was taken to the University of Michigan Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The Sheriff's Office did not release the man's name but said he is a Muir resident.

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate.