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Man rescued from 18 foot deep collapsed trench

Man being rescued from trench Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

It took two and a half hours for emergency services to release a man who got trapped under rubble when a trench he was working in collapsed. It happened in Barclay Road in Smethwick at 2.20pm today.

Emergency services took two and a half hours to free the man Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

It's believed the trench was about 18 feet deep. When the ambulance service arrived they could only see the man's head. He was treated for chest and potential pelvic injuries and taken to hospital in Birmingham