Plumber Rescued After Trench Collapse

Workers from Plumbing Co. in Des Moines, Iowa, were digging a trench to lay down pipes for Deer Creek development when the trench collapsed, trappingĀ  one man beneath 10 inches of dirt in a trench that was 5 feet deep. Coworkers immediately took action to create an airway for the man, enabling him to breathe until the fire department arrived on the scene.

Des Moines firefighters stabilized the trench before sending rescue workers down to uncover the plumber from fallen dirt and debris. Pleased with the successful rescue efforts, authorities commented that “trench rescues are low-frequency, high-risk events because the risk of a repeat collapse can be extremely dangerous for rescuers.”

If you have been involved in a work-related accident and suffered losses as a result, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Contact a Des Moines workers’ compensation attorney from the law firm of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.


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