Firefighters Rescue Brentwood Worker Stuck in Trench
BRENTWOOD, Mo. (KMOX) – Stuck in the mud, eight feet down, in a watery tight spot—a Brentwood Public Works man had to be rescued.
It happened on Bridgeport Avenue just west of Brentwood Blvd., where the man was working on a sewer lateral line in front of a home.
“This is one of our city of Brentwood sewer workers that was in the trench,” said Assistant Fire Chief Terry Kurten, “He got stuck. It never collapsed. He just got stuck in this quagmire of mud down there and couldn’t get out. He just kept sinking in.”
Firefighters put a harness around the man then raised him up with a wench crank on a tripod. The man was muddy, but alert as they wheeled him into an ambulance.
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)
MORE LOCAL NEWS:
- Granite City Police Nab Bank Robbery Suspect
- MSD Residential Customers Spared from Billing Issue
- 72-Year-Old Wins Big in New Lottery Game
- Illinois Senate Passes Plan to Fix Budget Hole
- Former Cardinal Curt Ford Punched in Face at St. Louis County Gas Station
- Illinois Congressman Bost Says Granite City Steel Will Come Back