Man rescued in Brandon Twp. trench collapse
Authorities rescued a 65-year-old man Monday from a collapsed trench in Brandon Township.
The township Fire Department and Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 1000 block of North Hadley Road at about noon on a report the man was trapped in a shallow trench, investigators said in a statement.
Fire officials found the Almont resident stuck in clay mud up to his waist, according to the release. The North Oakland County Technical Rescue Team was called in to remove the muck with special equipment.
The man was pulled out at 3:06 p.m. and taken to a nearby hospital. He remained there for observation Monday evening, fire officials said.
The rescue came a week after emergency personnel worked to free a construction worker from a trench collapse in Sterling Heights. The 39-year-old man, who had been working alone, was pronounced dead.
Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Construction Safety and Health Division is investigating that incident.