Monroe and Charlotte First Responders Pull Worker from Collapsed Trench

UPDATE 5:45 p.m.

The Monroe Fire Chief told reporters that the man was buried up to his waist in dirt and rocks. Fire crews from Monroe and Charlotte Fire Department’s Collapse Team stabilized the pit, and freed the injured man.  He was flown to the hospital with serious injuries.  The NC Department of Labor told WCCB that they are aware of the incident from media reports and are looking into it.

UPDATE 5:00 p.m.

One man Has been rescued from trench collapse. He’s being flown to the hospital with serious injuries,  according to officials with the city of Monroe.

Original Story October 20, 2022 3:00 p.m.

MONROE, N.C. — The Monroe Fire Department is conducting a technical rescue in the area of MLK Blvd and Skywatch Lane.

Expect road closures on MLK Jr Boulevard near Walter Bickett Elementary.

Charlotte Fire’s collapse team has been called in, and Union County Emergency Management is on scene. At this time crews are working to rescue one individual.