Riverton, UT (March 01, 2021) – A construction worker sustained injuries on Saturday, February 27th when a trench collapsed, causing him to fall in and get pinned against a barrier.
An official from the Unified Fire Authority said they were notified of the incident which occurred in the 13700 block of South Lovers Lane at about 12:40 p.m. in Riverton when a construction worker was stood near the end of a trench when it unexpectedly collapsed.
The worker was pulled into the trench and the subsequent rockslide left him pinned against a concrete barrier.
A helicopter was called to aid in the victim’s extrication. He was transported to a hospital for emergency medical treatment. His condition is unknown.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
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