Oakland Man Buried to His Neck in Brentwood Trench Collapse

02/02/2012 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Brentwood, CA — A man was rushed to the hospital after he was pulled from a collapsed trench, which buried him up to his neck at a Brentwood home. The construction accident occurred around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at a home located at 1594 Dawnview Drive, reported KTVU.com.

According to reports, the 50-year-old Oakland resident was digging a 10-foot-deep trench in the front yard of the home, when it suddenly collapsed and trapped him under dirt from his neck down. Only the victim’s head was exposed from the dirt.

Responding emergency crews worked for almost three hours to free the man, before rushing him via ambulance to a waiting helicopter, who took him to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. He is reportedly in stable condition and was complaining of pain in his legs, pelvis and chest during the rescue efforts.

The identity of the victim is being withheld.

Investigations into the trench collapse are underway. Cal OSHA is expected to launch an investigation into the construction accident as well.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for California construction accident lawyers.

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