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Firefighters Rescue Brentwood Worker Stuck in Trench

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Firefighters rescue man stuck in trench in Brentwood, Mo.

Firefighters rescue man stuck in trench in Brentwood, Mo.

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BRENTWOOD, Mo. (KMOX) – Stuck in the mud, eight feet down, in a watery tight spota 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.

A peek inside the trench after the sewer worker was pulled to safety

A peek inside the trench after the sewer worker was pulled to safety

“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.

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