Contractor rescued following trench collapse

A plumbing contractor working in a new housing development in Des Moines was rescued after a trench collapsed on him on Thursday afternoon. The man was an employee of Plumbing Co. and was working at 909 Northeast Chambers Parkway when the trench collapsed on him, burying him in dirt.

Rescue workers were able to pull the man out from under nearly one foot of dirt, and reports say he was conscious during the rescue. The cause of the accident has not been released, but the site is currently being investigated by the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health administration.

Accidents that occur at work can have a lasting effect on your life and livelihood. Contact the Des Moines workplace accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600 to discuss your legal options.


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