10 Foot Trench Collapses Around Worker in Bethesda

by MCS Staff

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) were called to the scene of a collapsed trench on the 5300 block of Cromwell Dr off of Massachusetts Avenue in Bethesda later Tuesday morning.

According to MCFRS Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer, crews arrived to find a 10 foot trench collapsed with the patient already out of the trench after self-extricating. The incident occurred at a residential construction site while a crew was digging a trench that was not “shored up” properly. The dirt walls collapsed entrapping the worker who was able to get himself out. Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) was notified and the patient was evaluated by responding units.

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