Warren (MI) Firefighters Rescue Man from Trench

Firefighters work to rescue a victim trapped in a hole


Photos by Dennis Walus

At approximately 1452 hours on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, Warren (MI) Fire Department Quint 1 and Squad 1 were dispatched to a reported person trapped in a trench.

While en route, Quint 1 requested a full technical rescue assignment. Upon arrival, a male was located trapped in an approximately seven-foot deep hole, buried to his waist; the victim had been doing foundation work on a residential dwelling.

Crews started shoring and started a rescue by hand digging around the victim. Crews worked to free the trapped victim for about one hour and were able to complete a successful rescue. The victim was transported by Warren Fire Department with a fractured leg and no other visible injury.

Warren Quint 1, Engine 5, Rescue 4, SRU, Squad 1, Squad 2 Battalion Chief, Special Ops Chief, Fire Chief & Deputy Chief responded tothis incident.

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