Saturday, March 18, 2017

An AT&T subcontractor injured after trench collapses while installing fiberoptic lines near Boeing's Jetplex facility in Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - First responders are on scene near Boeing's Jetplex facility where an AT&T subcontractor suffered an injury while working on a trench bearing some fiber lines.

While the workers were running machinery, a worker was sent down into a hole. While down the hole, a sidewall shifted causing the man to be entrapped for around five minutes.

The man was freed by coworkers and taken to Huntsville Hospital for treatment.

OSHA will be conducting an investigation of the incident.