High Angle & Confined Spaces | Technical Rescue

Photos: IN Trench Collapse Operation

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Indianapolis Collapse Rescue team responded Tuesday to a trench collapse.

Photos: Indianapolis Trench Collapse

All photos courtesy of IFD

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The victim was finally recovered after 10 hours of operations.

Photos: Indianapolis Trench Collapse

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The victim was reportedly trying to dig a well on unstable ground.

Photos: Indianapolis Trench Collapse

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Photos: Indianapolis Trench Collapse

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Unstable conditions of the work area prevented the team from immediate entry to make the recovery.

Photos: Indianapolis Trench Collapse

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Heavy machinery was brought in to create a more stable platform from which to wor

Photos: Indianapolis Trench Collapse

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This including moving dirt and leveling out the trench area so that firefighters could operate.

Photos: Indianapolis Trench Collapse

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Once the heavy machinery work was completed, members could access the victim, who was deceased.

Photos: Indianapolis Trench Collapse

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Firefighters efforts took hours to effectively recover the victim.

Photos: Indianapolis Trench Collapse

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The unique and difficult conditions presented made work strenuous and treacherous for all involved and the utmost care was taken with every single step.

Photos: Indianapolis Trench Collapse