CLEARWATER, Fla. - A rescue team has freed a construction worker who became trapped while working on a storm drain Tuesday morning, according to the Clearwater Fire Department.
The Caladesi Construction employee was working on a city storm drain maintenance project at Barry Road and Highland Avenue when he became stuck waist deep in dirt.
Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Largo Fire Departments responded and built a box around the worker to stop more dirt from falling and burying him deeper.
A vacuum was used to remove the dirt from around him. The rescue operation was completed around 11:30 a.m.
Because the worker was below ground level, he was put on oxygen as a precaution.
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