Worker freed from collapsed trench in Eastchester

Rescue crews freed a construction worker who was nearly buried alive when a trench collapsed behind a mansion in Eastchester Thursday afternoon. Officials say Abier Herman, 47, was helping to pour concrete

News 12 Staff

Feb 13, 2009, 4:57 AM

Updated 5,575 days ago

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Worker freed from collapsed trench in Eastchester
Rescue crews freed a construction worker who was nearly buried alive when a trench collapsed behind a mansion in Eastchester Thursday afternoon.
Officials say Abier Herman, 47, was helping to pour concrete when the trench walls gave way and he found himself trapped inside a dugout at least 10-feet deep.
?Evidently, he was working at excavation when the trench collapsed around him,? says Eastchester Police Chief Timothy Conci.
Dozens of firefighters, police officers and Con Edison workers raced to save him. Herman was freed from the potentially fatal mishap at around 5:30 p.m.
Conci adds that the man could have sustained serious, even life-threatening injuries. He was sent to the Westchester Medical Center for examination.
According to an African diplomat, the property where the worker got trapped belongs to the Congolese ambassador to the United Nations.


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