UP City Worker Hospitalized After Trench Rescue

A city worker in University Park was taken to a local hospital in stable condition after being briefly trapped Wednesday morning when dirt in a trench a crew was working to shore up while replacing a sewer line collapsed, University Park Fire Chief Randy Howell said.

“They were in the process of shoring up the trench, and the dirt collapsed and trapped one of the city workers,” University Park Fire Chief Randy Howell said. 

Howell said the fire department was dispatched to the trench in the 3700 block of Binkley Avenue close to the intersection with Golf Drive at 10:17 a.m. Oct. 25. They called in Dallas Fire-Rescue’s Urban Search and Rescue team to help, and the worker was extricated shortly before 11:30 a.m., Howell said. 

We’ll update this post as additional information becomes available.

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Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, former deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order.

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