GEORGIA TEAMWORK TURNS TRENCH COLLAPSE INTO SUCCESSFUL RESCUE

09/01/2006
BY JEFF WHIDBY, DAVID BLOUNT, AND STEVE COOKThe afternoon of June 10, 2006, in Canton, Georgia, was clear and very dry; there had been little to no rainfall in the area for several weeks. The temperature was hovering around the mid-90s all afternoon, and there was no wind. A homeowner, who had purchased a new home in an upper-class neighborhood of Canton and had moved into the residence three days before, hired two laborers to do some work on exterior drainpipes in the backyard. The homeowner, along with the two hired laborers, proceeded to dig a trench approximately two to three feet wide in varying depths up to eight or nine feet. The trench was approximately 20 feet long. The side yard...

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