HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) – Rescue crews freed two workers trapped under a collapse at a construction site Thursday evening.
According to the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, emergency crews were called at 4:45 p.m. to a construction site at Lindsley Court in the Edneyville community for an earth collapse.
The Edenyville Fire & Rescue said that one construction worker was trapped waisted deep and the other worker was 10 to 15 feet under the dirt.
According to the sheriff’s office, a dirt bank at a construction site collapsed and two people were trapped.
Crews with the sheriff’s office, Edneyville Fire Department, Dana Fire Department, Henderson County Rescue Squad, Henderson County EMS, and Henderson County Water Department were able to free one person after half an hour.
Less than an hour later, first responders were able to free the second worker’s face and found that they were conscious and breathing.
However, a large rock was uncovered that had the subject pinned between it and the basement wall of the home.
Officials said around 10:28 p.m. the second worker was pulled free and taken to the hospital.