Man rescued from collapsed trench in Monroe

The rescue efforts led to road closures during after school traffic.
The man was flown to the hospital with serious injuries.
Published: Oct. 20, 2022 at 4:20 PM EDT
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MONROE, N.C. (WBTV) - A man was seriously injured after a trench collapsed in Monroe on Thursday afternoon.

The Monroe Fire Department, Charlotte Fire Department’s collapse team and Union County Emergency Management responded to the collapse near Walter Bickett Elementary School.

The incident occurred near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Skywatch Lane.

The man was freed around 5 p.m.

He was airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries, according to city officials.

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